Thursday, December 27, 2012

Chez Karine

A few weeks ago, after a hearty lunch at Abe in Serendra, Mom and I decided to check out Chez Karine.  After all, it's just a few steps away and I've heard raves about Chez Karine's macarons.

This is what greeted us:
The selection of macarons
Personally, upon first impression, I would've preferred a more extensive selection of macarons.  Chez Karine's does have the usual tried and tested flavors, and unexpected ones (maple bacon) but that's about it.   

Their pudding sparked my interest.  How cute can the glass bottle be??  And you know what they say, it's all about the packaging.  Limited flavors (again) though...

Mini cakes
The cakes looked delicious, but coming from a hearty lunch, we wanted just a few bites and the macarons and pudding won over the cakes.  Maybe next time.

What we had
The verdict?  Sad to say I didn't enjoy Chez Karine's macarons.  It wasn't the good chewy kind as expected.  To say that it's forgettable might be the right word to describe it.  I'm not sure if we just weren't so lucky and got yesterday's batch, or it really does normally taste like that.  The pudding, on the other hand, was quite good.  We probably would go back for the pudding but not the macarons.  I really hope Chez Karine would improve the quality of their macarons since it's their star product.  It would be sad to see their next door dessert competitors (Sonja's cupcakes, Gourmandise Patisserie) outshine them and leave them behind. 

Chez Karine is at Serendra, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig

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