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Edible Art: Exquisite Macarons at Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie at France Pavilion in Epcot

posted on February 18th, 2014 by Pam Brandon, Disney Parks Food Writer


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Almost (almost) too pretty to eat, the dainty macarons at Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie at the France Pavilion at Epcot are lined up like beautiful jewels in the pastry case – edible art, a sophisticated, light-as-a-feather French classic. Fans will fly to Paris for the perfect macaron, but now Epcot World Showcase guests can savor the tiny treats.

Thought to have originated centuries ago – macarons are a delicate, crisp-chewy balance of almond meringue cookies sandwiched with silky centers. They come in various flavors: right now you can find chocolate, raspberry, mixed berries, pistachio and white chocolate, and banana passion, packaged in a pretty box of five for $10.33 plus tax. (For the ultimate macaron decadence, try the rich, creamy chocolate macaron ice cream sandwich next door at L’Artisan Des Glaces.)

Macarons are a complicated sweet to create – take a look at Chef Olivier Saintemarie’s ballet of sweet ingredients.

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7 Comments

1

Eric from CA on February 18th, 2014 at 5:01 pm

That looks delicious!

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Melissa on February 18th, 2014 at 5:38 pm

Do you know if these are made gluten free? Most traditional french macaroon recipes are gluten free.

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Ann on February 18th, 2014 at 8:21 pm

Chef Olivier Saintemarie makes it look so “easy” — he is a great master chef! — Great Master Chefs always make the baking process look so easy; yet, in most food chef contest shows there will be one who tries to make macarons for the desert entree and will fail like crazy baking. Loved this video! Loved Chef Olivier Saintemarie’s hat!

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Allison on February 18th, 2014 at 11:42 pm

My daughter’s name is Halle! I would love to have a box of macaroons shipped from Epcot to Disneyland for her bday (we’re west coast). She loves macaroons. How lovely!

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Carrisa on February 19th, 2014 at 7:17 am

Yum! These looks amazing and what a well done video! Do you know, are they gluten free? Like Melissa mentioned above, traditional french macaroons are naturally gluten free. I love how Disney has taken the steps to keep records of ingredients and allergens through all your parks! One of the easiest places for me to travel with celiac disease!

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Sarah on February 19th, 2014 at 7:46 am

So fun to see them being made. What beautiful colors and fun packaging!

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Naomi on February 19th, 2014 at 3:34 pm

Wow! Even the video was “artistic”; it was a treat for the eyes.

Can’t wait to give them a try! :)

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