Faubourg on Hornby: Macarons Galore!
Earlier in August I was disappointed to see that Faubourg on Hornby was still renovating but this time when I went it was sparkly and open! The location is a very convenient walk from the skytrain station(s) nearby.
|Faubourg on Horby|
I haven't tried Faubourg's macarons yet so that was the "light" dessert I chose. They cost $2 each and have a good variety of flavours available. When I was there on the weekend afternoon, the macarons were flying off the shelves!
|Top to Bottom, Left to Right: Blackberry, Hazelnut Praline, Strawberry Black Pepper, Tahitian Vanilla Bean|
Hazelnut Praline: All the flavour of a crunchy hazelnut, encased in this smooth, creamy confectionary
Strawberry Black Pepper: Listen to your taste buds and give this unique flavour option a chance
Tahitian Vanilla Bean: A light, vanilla delight made from exotic vanilla bean
My favourite was the blackberry one because it was the most aromatic and unique. Despite its name, the Strawberry Black Pepper had no pepper taste (phew!). Personally I still prefer Thierry's macarons because they are larger in circumference, chewier and less sweet. Some people may like Faubourg's macarons better because they are more fluffy on the inside.
Overall, I am excited for another patisserie location in downtown to get my dose of French baked goods!