Ollia: Macarons & Tea
Ollia : Macarons & Tea
810C 16th Ave SW | Downtown, Calgary
Olala and Hello to Ollia, a brand new French Patisserie opened just last month (Nov 14') in Calgary !
From the first moment I saw this storefront on the popular street of Mount Royal Village, I was drawn to how classically, elegant and chic it looked! It reminded me of a beautiful boutique I would find in Paris!
During my visit a few weeks ago, I had the pleasure in getting to know the creative and talented owners behind Ollia, Lindsay and David! Noodlehead Productions & I teamed up in creating the first video interview here on Lov3stia featuring Ollia. Please click below and find out more about their story, the patisserie, what they have going on, plus what they have in class for Calgary!
With 25 different flavours of gluten free macarons filled with a smooth, heavenly flavour which will surprise your taste buds, you'll always be in for a surprise at Ollia! Pair the macarons with their signature hand curated loose leaf tea or your favourite wine!
Prior to Ollia, I've never had a savoury macaron before. However after trying my first couple, I must recommend their Maple Bacon! My first bite tasted like an explosion of bacon and cream cheese - it's was an awesome experience..being I do quite enjoy my bacon! For blue cheese lovers, do try their Blue Cheese Pear & Pecan. I'm usually not fond of blue cheese, but Ollia get's a big YAY from me for this pairing!
*Idea: Get a selection of Ollia's savoury macarons, place it on a wooden board.
Have it as an appetizer feature for your next gathering!
(Similar to a charcuterie board, except in macaron form)
Besides the flavours Lindsay and David mentioned in the video, Ollia also has other fun flavours such as Orange Creamsicle, Lemon Cheesecake, Traditional Earl Grey and Hazelnut to name a few more that I've tried and enjoyed. Oh and Rose! If you're like me, who is someone who rarely says no to Rose-anything... get one of those too before you go!
Behind the scenes with the making of Candycane Macaron
The three holiday features
Their organic curated teas come in a bag and also in little travel tins!
(ahem* perfect mini gift stuffers!)
Obviously, I am going to end this with a few shoutouts to the people who made this possible. Noodlehead Productions; they were wonderful and super fun to work with! If you ever find yourself in need of a great film and production team, you can contact them through social media:
Lastly, my darling friend and fellow blogger (& for this particular coverage, my assistant and HMUA!) Shelley. Thank you for waking up early and lugging yourself down in the brisk weather for the love, support and help with capturing the essence of ByOllia. You can follow her work at eudaimoniaseeker.com (currently under construction) for all your fashion and lifestyle reading or find her on Facebook at Luce Stellare Designs (soon to be rebranded as Nikita Romane) for her hair and makeup work!
Oh, and one last thing!
As a holiday gift from Ollia & Lov3stia to YOU!
From now until the end of January 2015, when you visit, Purchase 6 macarons and tell them I've sent you (Esther or Lov3stia) and you can get a tea of your choice on me!
With love & Merry Christmas to you all!