In an ideal world, Macaron Day should be a public holiday. But sadly, it’s merely an excuse for macaron lovers to make an annual pilgrimage to Adriano Zumbo. In a sense, this hole-in-the-wall patisserie is the holy land for those with a sweet tooth, and Macaron Day is a way for us to publicly indulge in our obsessions.
Following the tweets from bloggers on the ground that morning, the line outside Adriano Zumbo was about an hour long – despite the downpour. I tactfully decide to visit during closing time – surely they’d still have some macarons left!
It turned out to be a great strategy as we showed up a 5pm, with only a few bodies before us. Some of my top choices were sold out by this time – including lychee, lamington and chocolate water – but this didn’t worry me too much.
When I arrived home, I had a Marie Antoinette moment as I peeled open the box and the cute-as-a-button macarons trickled out. The macarons were soft and supple on the inside with an ever so slight crisp on the outside. Out of the 15 odd flavours I picked up, my favourites were the pandan, passionfruit chestnut and azuki red bean.
I also picked up the macaron ‘mini cake’, filled with passionfruit cream and fresh raspberries. Amazingly, this little beauty is still in my fridge. I haven’t the heart to eat it!