|petite thuet. Basket of pain au chocolat.|
What? Petite Thuet for macarons (gourmet food shop / bakery)
Where? 1162 Yonge St (5 min walk from Rosedale station)
Price? $2-$85 (think pain au chocolat versus decadent cakes made to order)
The skinny: Petite Thuet currently holds 3 locations downtown and are the successful ventures of Chef Marc Thuet. They offer gourmet sandwiches, Paris style patisseries, and even do catering!
|petite thuet. Check out how perfect they look!|
I walked into a quaint, cute little shop full of goodies: baked, chilled, puréed, canned, smoked. Seeing as I was the only one there, I was skeptical. Minutes later a gentlemen walked in to pick up 2 Yule logs that he had ordered. The bill came up to over $100. Okay now we're talking!
I was only planning on scooping out the location before I went with my food buddy Darian. He and I were on the hunt for macarons (that delicate French meringue sandwich cookie that come in an infinite amount of flavours).
But after seeing this man fork out all that cash, I decided I couldn't leave empty-handed either. Ten minutes later, I emerged from the store with a little cellophane bag in hand. Inside were three macarons: Salted Caramel (supposedly a very popular selection), pistachio, and raspberry.
P.S. These are the first macarons I've ever tried.
|petite thuet. Stacked.|
I don’t feel you can fully appreciate food on your own so I waited until I got home the next day following girls’ night at one of my best friends to share the little treats with my parents.
The Salted Caramel macaron was a hit! We all enjoyed the salty but undeniably sweet caramel flavour. The pistachio had a nice clean nutty flavour. The raspberry was a little lost on us. We found it too sweet.
|petite thuet. Close-up on the raspberry macaron. It looks as light and airy as it tastes.|
Verdict: Cannot say much as I have only tried their macarons. I’ll return later on to try their other items. Maybe a $60 cake, just for kicks. Their jarred soups looked pretty neat!
Check 'em out! http://www.petitethuet.com/
3 out of 5 NOMs