Bel Cafe – Has Maple Bacon Macarons

Just came back from Bel Cafe, part of the Georgia Hotel and Hawksworth Restaurant, I just had the best Maple Bacon Macaron.

I love almost everything bacon, Voeges Chocolate bacon bar, Bella Gellateria’s maple bacon ice cream, Pirate Radio’s maple bacon latte. When I spotted the maple bacon macaron at Bel Cafe I just had to try it.

Maple Bacon Macaron
Maple Bacon Macaron

It was so soft and not at all too sweet. I love it!

Following the macaron, I delved into a White Chocolate and Coconut Cake.

White Chocolate Coconut Cake
White Chocolate Coconut Cake

By now I was sugar high. It was good though.

White Chocolate Coconut Cake
White Chocolate Coconut Cake

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Eat! Vancouver’s Roundup – New Foods To Try

Eat! Vancouver’s Roundup. New foods to watch out for in the next few months in your local groceries and specialty food stores.

It was busy as usual this weekend. This year’s Eat Vancouver didn’t leave any hungry attendee unfed. From cheese, soups, noodles, maple candy salmon, spices, to chocolates.

I was lucky enough to participate in a culinary popup class by Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts. For around $20 you get a hands-on cooking class that was entertaining, educational and filling. We made marsala spice from scratch and for brunch, stuffed brioche and, hollandaise sauce.

Hello Macarons! Gluten free macarons by Kitchening Co. Carly Wintschel, owner was on hand to answer any questions and pose for pictures.

kitchening co carly

Everything is made from scratch including the caramel in the salted caramel macarons. You can pick them up at your local Urban Fare.

macarons

L.B. EMPORIUM, specializes in creative infused salts. The aromas were just amazing. My favorite was the Hibiscus, a purple tart flower salt infusion. You will be able to buy them online next month.

LB emporium donna

blackberry pepper

Cheese from Switzerland Tête de Moine, Bellelay cheese is a semi-hard, cheese with a silky body which easily melts in your mouth. It was almost too pretty to eat, alas my stomach won.

Tête de Moine cheese

It was definitely one of my favorites at Eat Vancouver. You can buy it at A. Bosa & Co. and Les amis du Fromage.

cheese flower

Giant, ooeey-goooey marshmallows from Magpie’s Marshmallows were sweet.  Magpie’s Marshmallows is based in Agassiz, BC and they are working on getting their products in local groceries in Vancouver.

Magpie marshmallow owners

mango marshmellow galore

Boring Porridge, a natural, Gluten Free instantly-ready porridge.  The coconut breeze was my favorite. Jesse was a whiz.

boring porridge

Finally we finished up with David Rocco, celebrity Italian chef.

david rocco

Photographs are courtesy of Moneesh Reddy, a passionate foodie and hobby photographer. Who idolizes Barney from ‘How I Met Your Mother’ and thinks he’s “Legend….wait for it…Dary”.