This is the story of a meticulous, local foodie, who developed an obsession with the French Macaron, and took matters into her own hands. Her name is Katia, and she is the owner of a local baking business, called “Redémarrage Patisserie.” She grew up in Beavercreek and being of Lebanese descent she is familiar with good food and parties. She also loves to travel. In other words, she is a Food Adventurer in her own right.
After visiting various pastry shops like Laduree in New York, a fascination with macarons evolved. After trips to Paris, she found more macarons and fell deeper in love with them.
When Katia returned to Dayton, she tried to introduce her friends to macarons, but the local options were either non-existent or not authentic. She researched macarons, the baking, and for a couple years tweaked and narrowed down her distinct recipe. Pretty soon, Katia had her own baking business and named it Redémarrage Patisserie.
They were at the Sweet Treats Festival and invited the Food Adventures Crew to a private tasting… and we are big fans.
These French Macaron cookies are like nothing we have ever tried before. So, what goes into making these authentic treats, which are some the best macarons for miles around?
HERE’S THE SKINNY:
— What is a French macaron? It is part cookie, part cake, part pastry. These delicate, artsy morsels are hard to describe. Authentic macarons are identified through a hallmark along the filling and cookie called “feet.” Macarons should also have an eggshell like crunch when you bite into them. It should lightly shatter in your mouth. Non-crunch, means not authentic macarons.
— The recipes at Redémarrage Patisserie have to be exact. But that is ok, because Katia admits she has a streak of OCD in her. It is as much about chemistry as it is about baking. Her products are gluten free and have only 5 ingredients: Egg whites, sugar, cream of tartar, almond flour, and filling.
— Katia has gone to great lengths to get the humidity levels in her home baking area just right, so the environment works for making macarons. It is all about climate control, and she has the dehumidifiers to prove it!
— The macarons are little pieces of delicate art. Some have brushed artwork on the cookie cover. All are meticulously crafted into different flavors. They are definitely a hand held Food Adventure. So much work goes into creating them, you almost feel guilty eating them… and then you taste them and your guilt fades away.
— Redémarrage Patisserie typically sells the macarons for $2 each. They are perfect for weddings, wedding showers, baby showers, birthday parties, and any event you want to class up, or impress your friends and family. Katia suggests ordering between 1 to 3 flavors, and recommends the macarons be eaten within 24 hours, so they stay true to form.
— The best way to place your orders is to call (937) 838-2503, you can also contact them through Facebook HERE. The Patisserie is also in discussions with various corporations about possible distribution deals. You may see them more accessible in the future at a store near you! The outlook is bright for this passionate, local owner!
We were lucky enough to try a sampling of the various macaron flavors and we have to share our favorites. So without further delay, Food Adventures presents their “Must Eat” macarons from Redémarrage Patisserie.
— COFFEE FLAVORED MACARON: So delicate, yet the flavor takes over in a good way. Creamy and dreamy, this macaron is a Must Eat if there ever was one.
— VANILLA BOURBON MACARON: You can make your own Bourbon Trail without leaving Dayton. Just place a few of these macarons on a plate, and you will hear the accolades. Rich, and filled with full deep flavor, this one is a winner.
— STRAWBERRY MACARONS: Wait for it.. crunch! and yep, the surprise taste of strawberry jam inside. Light and delicious, this macaron could be a favorite of any person with taste buds.
Food Adventures has done it again. We have found yet another little known gem in the Gem City. Family owned, and so well run, we expect to hear big things in the coming months about Redémarrage Patisserie. Call them now and order these one-of-a-kind, authentic creations for yourselves.
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