Wednesday, 1 August 2012

The Hunter Becomes the Hunted.

 While strolling through a really lovely hotel recently for work, looking out of place struggling with a large box full of male mannequin heads (who all look like stylish Jesuses), i was stopped in my tracks by one of the prettiest little pastry shops I've seen. This time the french macarons found me for I was not hunting for them on this trip being that it was for business (my clear and focused mind was obviously on business). They caught my eye when they winked at me. I swear to gods. Or better yet, I swear to my box full of stylish Jesuses.
I couldn't help myself. I set down the fellas and walked into Koko Patisserie, where I found some very creatively flavored, albeit dull colored french macarons. My favorite was the lemon basil. It was just tangy enough and sweet enough but with a perfect bit of peppery licorice flavor from the fresh basil.
They also had a chocolate covered macarons filled with strawberry cream (The white shell and pink filling looked a little like a ham sandwhich covered in chocolate. That would not taste good at all. These did). It was delish but a little hard to eat because the chocolate crumbled when you bit into it. They were cute enough but I really think the naked macarons are far too darling to be covered in chocolate. 
 But really, this joint had it all pretty spot on, as far as me and the Jesuses were concerned. Cute little shop, lovely display case (a far cry from the ghetto glass case pictured in my last entry from Las Vegas) and your pastries wrapped up to go in little boxes tied with blue ribbon by a good lookin' gal working the counter. And the most important part was that they tasted good! Definitely worth checking out if you're in Saskatchewan's capital city. If I get the chance to go again, I'm going to try to leave the stylish Jesuses at home. Amen.


  1. Rachelle your stories in French macaron land are very interesting and well written. I never heard of these little pastries before and after your interesting adventures trying to perfect them and how you describe their many tasty flavors really makes me want to find some and enjoy them myself. Keep up the great blogging. I look forward to your next adventure. LAF

  2. Thanks for reading! I'm so glad you're enjoying! And yes, do find some. They're heavenly! Happy weekend!

  3. Found your blog through Food Bloggers of Canada!
    Koko is fabulous, one of my favorites. But next time your in Regina, I recommend "Le Macaron" on Quance St. Not only does he have french macarons, but he has plenty other delectable French pastries and desserts.

    1. Oooo I will! Thanks for the suggestion. I'll go next time i'm in Regina.