Friday, September 30, 2011

La Belle Miette – (Melbourne)

Owned by some French macaron lovers who had been properly trained in the trade in Paris before opening shop in Melbourne,  this mini patisserie is definitely of world class standards.  From the innovative combinations of flavours which can’t be found even within France,  ranging from macarons  made from the 1st drops of Rose Absolute Otto as opposed to the 2nd extractions of the readily available Rose Water,  fresh Citrus Lemon oil or the Fleur de Cerisier Sakura blossom flavoured gerbets with infused Sake flavour.     The macaron texture is more on the softer and chewy side,   which makes it just a tiny bit behind Paris Laduree or Dalloyau salon de the, but better than Pierre Herme.  


Cute little macaron shop on Hardware Lane.
Within the CBD,  easy enough to find !  


6 Flavours -
Sakura flower with Sake, 
Pimms no. 1 & Pomegranate, 
Fleur de Sel Caramel,
Gianduja with feuilletine,
Mariage Freres earl grey tea with chocolate ganache,
& 1st drop Rose Absolute.


Pimms & Pomegranate -
A little hint of alcohol with a refreshing pomegranate filling!



Mariage Freres Earl Grey tea, from France -


Mariage Freres infused,  Earl Grey with Chocolate Macaron -
Strong tea aroma in a macaron gerbet. 
Nothing to complain about!  Nice and moist inside.



Fleur de Sel Caramel -
French Salted caramel. 
This is at least Laduree standards, if not more.  And better than Pierre Herme.


Take away boxes -



2nd Round on another day -
72% Venezuela Single Origin Chocolate,
Olive Oil and Vanilla,
Citrus Lemon Perfume,
Kir Royal with Moet Chandon champagne and Cassis.


Olive Oil and Vanilla -
Can’t believe how addictive this could become!


Hansi artisanal Lemonade from France -

Lovely and sensible flavours,
and done to almost perfect standards,
if only they could make the macaron shell a little more crisp on the outside.
Amazing stuff and a must visit !






Price: AUD $15-20 per person
Food: ♕♕♕♕♕ 1/2

Opening Hours –
Monday to Friday  10am – 6pm
Saturday 10am – 4pm

Address: 30 Hardware Lane, Melbourne
Ph: (03) 9024 4528

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