It’s Macaron Day at Adriano Zumbo in Balmain.
Here’s a quick lunchtime post.
I arrived at the patisserie at 8.30am and the line was ridiculous and (unencouragingly) not moving at all. But, 40 minutes later (a lot of it spent snooping on other people’s print-outs of the 45ish flavours on offer), I ended up with a box that had these following macarons:
-Burnt toast and butter
-Strawberries and cream
-Blue cheese and pear
-Olive oil and rosemary
And, the microsecond after a bowl-full was plunked onto the counter, a Chupachup-flavoured one.
I’ve just had the olive oil and rosemary one and it was insanely good (as nutty as that sounds).
More updates when I can spare a second.
Here are some pics I quickly snapped during lunch, with a fabric sample borrowed from the kindly Hello Sandwich.Adriano Zumbo, Balmain, Macaron Day, macarons
Oh, oh, flavour-by-flavour breakdown please!
I drove past at 8:30am, and when I saw the queue I realised I didn’t have time to stop before uni. I went back at 11:45, worried that all my selections would be gone – but no! Everything was still available! So far I’ve tried chocolate and salted caramel (divine), and the Chupa Chup, which has a fun surprise in the centre…
These macarons look delicious- I wish I went =[
The flavours are so interesting!
Thanks for all the lovely comments, I’m still working my way through the flavours … An update when I meet the finishing line!
KT that is cool you got yr macaron fix, I’m looking fwd to that Chupachup surprise!
Von, Zumbo usually has surprising flavours anyway, so I don’t think you missed out on too much!
Some queue huh? Though, worth it no considering this sort of thing is a once-a-year sort of thing?
Personal favs have to be the cheese burger, vegemite & sourdough, & burnt toast & butter.
i like it
If you’re looking for outstanding Macarons whitout queeing at Zumbo’s, Come to Mosman Village Market on Macaron Day.
Marie Clement, an Australian producer and distributor
of Handmade French Macarons awarded by the Sydney Royal Fine Food Show 2010 Competition will be selling fantastic flavours.
Macarons are sold $2.00 each of $20.00 a dozen.
For more info : http://www.marieclement.com.au/