I’ve been trying to increase my activity level and going out for lunchtime walks (this is absolutely required to keep the waistline in check in order to continue to be able to stuff my face)…I’ve been doing this on and off for a couple of years, and I’m lucky that I work so close to The Rocks and the Harbour. Belle over at Ooh, Look, reminded me of La Renaissance Patisserie Francaise so I made sure to pass by on my way back to the office.
I really like this little place for one main reason: It makes you feel like you’re in France as on my visit the counter staff were only speaking in French!
There wasn’t a huge range of macaron, but I choose the Rose and the Passionfruit & Ganache, simply for their stunning colours…
As mentioned in other posts, I’m no Macaron expert, but I loved the Passionfruit & Ganache. The ganache was a little heavy for the macaron, and would’ve benfitted from being a bit lighter like the plain cream filling of the rose, but the macaron was so intensely passionfruit flavoured, that the chocolate was a welcome respite from the tang…
The Rose was much lighter in flavour and texture, with that gorgeous rose water scent…unfortunately, the pretty pink colour did not translate as the flavour was so insipid. A real comedown in comparison to the passionfruit.
The other desserts looked lovely, and I imagine, like most of the other cafes and restaurants in the area, that it has a very pleasant courtyard to relax in on a warm summer’s day…damn shame I had to come back to work!
La Renaissance Patisserie Francaise
47 Argyle St
02 9241 4878