Poptasi created this for Tommy Hilfiger…. So true:
‘Hold on to what you love’
(don’t let it slip away)
Share the Love on Valentine’s Day with the Poptasi Macaron gift box available from the Poptasi webshop or from the shop in the Gerard Doustraat 103 in Amsterdam. Personalise your gift box with your loved one’s (pet?) name!
So should anybody feel the urge to surprise me with this gift… my favourite flavours are: Limoncello, Dulce de Leche, Pastis51 and Salty Caramal, so basically 3 of each please 😉
Finally, 14th December, the launch of a new kind of pastry! The introduction of Poptasi’s new creation was going to take place at Poptasi’s pop-up shop in the MINI Brand Store on the Leidseplein in Amsterdam at 12.00 hrs sharp!
Of course I made sure I was going to be on time! There it was, the red carpet and the Poptasi car outside the MINI store. Inside, in the pop-up store mini macarons covered (as traditional for a Dutch birth celebration) in pink and blue aniseed sprinkles were awaiting us.
And there they were, Patrick and his team and (drum roll…) , still hidden underneath a silk black cover sheet, what was about to be revealed!
At 12.00 hrs, Patrick pulled down the sheet and introduced….. the Maduche! Bottom half macaron, middle a ganache or cream and on top, shaped as the top half of the macaorn, a chocolate bonbon or truffle.
For the occasion of the introduction Patrick prepared two flavours, one white chocolate filled with Irish coffee, the other a chocolate/cream truffle. You can imagine the endless flavour combinations!
It is the successor of the macaron? No, definitely not, it is something completely different! More flavours, more textures in one bite, and therefore a little more ‘complicated’ and definitately richer. Which means you simply won’t be able to eat that many one after the other (at least, I don’t think I can!) like you could be tempted to do with macarons.
A new Dangerously Delicious Delight is born! I wonder if someone will follow, Pierre Hermé perhaps? Fauchon? LaDurée? One thing is fore sure, if a macaron is already tricky and laboursome to make, the Maduche is probably even more so!
Needless to say I did not leave empty handed; 24 Madushes (12 of each), a Poptasi t-shirt and a bag of very fine broyage! All for sale by the way in Poptasi’s shop in Amsterdam .
For another report (in Dutch) about this special occasion, read Culy.nl.
What could it be??? We’ve heard of cronuts, we’ve heard of yuzu, what could it be, this new creation by macaron art director/patissier Patrick van Drie from Poptasi, the one and only Macaron shop in The Netherlands.
All we know is that the mystery will be revealed on Saturday 14 December 2013 in the MINI Brand Store, Leidseplein in Amsterdam! I can’t wait!!! Looking forward to more Dangerous Deliciousness!
Via Poptasi’s Facebook page I keep up to date on the flavours of the week.
I was so much looking forward for the Pastis flavour to come back, so when I read on Facebook that it was back, I immediately combined a Rijksmuseum visit with a visit to Poptasi!
Not only did I try and buy Pastis, but also Dulce de Leche, Caramel, Coconut-Raspberry, Coconut, Black Sesame Passion Fruit, Taai Taai & Pepernoot( sorry, no translation, let’s call them Dutch & Delicious), and last but not least the Tonka Bean which was described by Poptasi as vanilla’ish and caramel’ish. Enough was said!
The Pastis was, like, ‘HELLO whoopie’!, the Sesame Passion Fruit like ‘ZINGGG’ . and the others just super yummy!
And …. sssstttt… before I left, I got the distinct impression that Patrick van Drie is up to creating something new!!!!
Good news: the web shop is open again, so you can place your orders on-line again!!
By the way, don’t you just love the little macaron icon illustrations???
Not only the first dutch macaron shop, but also the first dutch macaron webshop!! How cool is that? We don’t even have to drive/cycle/train to Amsterdam anymore to taste the best macarons in The Netherlands (which really is a pity in a way, as visiting the shop is also a joy)!
They offer next day delivery; if you order before 14.00 hrs they get delivered to your home or office address (in NL) the next day (with the exception of Sundays, Mondays and the days after National Holidays).
There is an 8, a 12 and a 25 pieces box of amazing flavours. You can choose between the ‘Master Selection’, the ‘Cookie and Nuts Selection’ and the ‘Fruit Selection’
I would love to taste the Pastis 51!
Way to go Poptasi! Only having been live and kicking since Jour du Macaron 2012 in March, already an established and well known shop! And not only to consumers, but also business to business. They have already done many assignments for e.g. Adidas, Apple, Mini, and Karl Lagerfeld to just name a few!
Now there’s an idea for my ‘end of year’ gift for our much appreciated customers!!
Dangerously Delicious indeed!
Check out their Facebook page also for updates, pictures and dates of their workshops!