Finally! A macaron worth blogging about. I used to blog about macarons all the time. I think macarons, done well, are blog worthy. A lot of my earlier material centered on where to eat macarons around the world (here, here, and here as an example). Then it sort of just petered out. Maybe I haven’t found an inspiring macaron lately.
Not only were the macarons superb, I think they might go down in my books as some of the best macarons that I’ve ever eaten. These were better than Laduree, which has not been very impressive my past two visits to Paris.
I chose four flavours to taste: Basil + something, lemon and violet, salted caramel and mocha. The meringue possessed the right balance of crunchy and chewy and the flavour combinations were intense and bold (especially the basil).
The Strangas Dessert boutique is cosy (it’s Copenhagen after all ) with its white brick walls, three candle lit wooden tables and pots of sugar. But you don’t just come here for the macarons- although for me, that was the main draw. Nikolaos Strangas, the head pastry chef and owner of Strangas, is a master and artist when it comes to making delicate, French inspired desserts. I had a chance to meet and briefly speak to Nikolaos this afternoon and not only was he very personable and charming, it sounds like there are a lot of exciting projects on his pastry table. I added him to Instagram to keep track!
I have to return and sample what was in the adjacent display-I saw a nice looking cheese cake for starters…
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