What is the first thing that comes to mind when hearing the word macaron? We think of French monarch Marie Antoinette, sitting on a lavish sofa set, fluttering with happiness as she puts one of the bite-sized confections in her mouth. Complete with a couture gown made with miles of bespoke fabric and her large white wig embellished with jewels, the queen’s servants surround her with trays of the colorful and sweet delight as she lives opulently in the Palace of Versailles.
Macarons (not to be confused with the tiny coconut-almond cakes macaroon) have been around for centuries. Surprisingly, it is of Italian origins, and only brought back to France after Catherine de’Medici returned from the country after marring Henry II in 1533. These exquisitely made desserts are handcrafted and uses only the freshest, most exceptional of ingredients. They are usually composed of delicate meringue shells made with almond powder and egg whites with a flavorful custard or jelly filling in the middle. The confection was a big hit in France at the time, and remained popular ever since, spreading across Europe as a dessert staple. Now you ask, why are we talking about macarons on this fine day?
To celebrate World Macaron Day, TWG Tea is giving their patrons a special long promo to enjoy their unique macaron flavors. The brand is known for their creative twists on the confection. Until tomorrow only (March 17, 2018) enjoy tea infused macarons such as 1837 Black Tea & Blackcurrant Macaron, Napoleon Tea & Caramel Macaron, Grand Wedding Tea, and Passion Fruit & Coconut Macaron. Priced at only PHP 90.00 per piece, indulge like Marie Antoinette for the rest of weekend.
In addition, TWG Tea is also releasing a line of limited edition Macaron Ice Cream sandwiches available for dine-in all their outlets in the Philippines from now to the 31st of May. Instead of the signature sweet center, the brand has replaced it with ice cream to help beat the summer heat! Diners have a choice to choose between a smooth and rich Valhona white or dark chocolate for their sandwich. Priced at only PHP 90.00 per piece, the limited edition ice cream sandwich will have you as plump as king or as sinful as a queen during the hot months.
TWG Tea Salons & Boutiques are located at Greenbelt 5, Shangri-La Plaza, Central Square, and S Maison Conrad Manila. TWG Tea Boutiques are located in Okada Manila and Ayala Center Cebu.
By Chino R. Hernandez