Yann Haute Patisserie: Macarons || Calgary
I recently did a photo shoot with a local photographer Dan Chabot, and I decided to stop by my favourite little french patisserie in Calgary and pick up some macarons! He has never tried them before and being my shoot was a romantic creative - I figured it'd be a good enough excuse for me to pop by!
Yann Haute Patisserie down 4th and mission is right behind the BMO, you'll spot a bright yellow house with a very welcoming vibe! I used to work here a couple years ago and was able to learn and explore this amazing little gem in Calgary. The owners Yann and Jeraldine are from South of France, wonderful individuals; both aspire in using fresh, quality ingredients (like real butter - lots of it, and they even grow their own mint!)
Macarons (pronounced as 'mac-ca-rons') are often confused as macaroons (coconut meringue cookies) - two very different sweets!
Macarons are two colourful delicate little almond cookies with delicious fillings. (Made with almond flour = gluten free!) They're delicate, moist and heavenly. They have more than 30 flavours created and always have 24 in store. A few of my absolute all time favourites from Yann Haute is: Salted Caramel, Pistachio, Earl Grey, Rose Lychee, Hazelnut.. okay I'll stop there.. but seriously, if you enjoy sweets - then hurry over to this place and indulge in all their amazing pastries and macarons! This little gem also have some of the best croissants I've ever had! If you're a fan of croissants like I am ... then you must must must try their almond croissants - filled with almond cream and their pain au chocolat!
For any parties, anniversary, weddings, birthdays or events - Yann Haute also caters in making amazing cakes and has a great selection of petit fours! Just be sure to pre-order earlier on!
There's just too much good things I can say about this place, in taste, love and creativity. Before I go, I want to share a collection of photos I've gathered for the past little while since I've found this place:
When you visit, let me know what you fall in love with!
Remember if anything is too sweet.. there isn't anything a cup of black coffee or tea that can't help balance it out! And don't be fooled by the bright colours in thinking macarons are too sweet .. this place makes it just right, more than 99% of the time!