On my way home from a killer pilates class, I decided to treat myself to some sugary goodness at the Boulangerie Cho-pain. I’ve eaten things at Cho-pain before – nommy multigrain baguette and hazelnut gateau that wasn’t quite as nommy as I had hoped. Since Cho-pain is a French bakery, a macaron was definitely in order. I needed chocolate (almost as much as oxygen) so I also ordered a chocolate raspberry petit gateau.
I’d eaten many a macaron in Paris and this one sadly did not taste like those ones. I’m not sure if the meringue shells were overcooked or if I had super old macarons. In any event, the meringue was a major crunchy fiesta and lacked the requisite level of tenderness that a Parisian macaron should have. However, the filling was nommy, so it was a partial success 🙂
The chocolate raspberry petit gateau was a different story – it was a mini Sacher torte – a delectable raspberry jam extravaganza nestled between layers of chocolate cake and enrobed in luscious dark chocolate ganache goodness…..nom nom nom!!
Cho-pain is located at 1165 Davie Street in Vancouver, BC.