In the rarified world of perfect macarons, Ladurée, in Paris, seems to arguably set the gold standard. Pierre Hermé, Gérard Mulot, Dalloyau - all are equally fabulous. Point G in Montreal gives each of these steep and serious competition. Where as Ladurée is all pale vert amande and gold, Louis XIV decor, as if Marie-Antoinette herself would be sitting next to you drinking tea and eating a plate full of candy-colored macarons, Point G is the edgier younger sister, with fuchsia pink hair and a lower cut corset.
|Co-owner Thierry Andrieu at Cirque du Soleil|
There is not a flavor that doesn’t delight and excite; my favorite is still the caramel fleur-de-sel, the exact mixture of sweet and salty. Emma will try the bold, new, and unusual flavors with abandon.
Montreal is Paris wrapped up in European upbringing, with North American experience. Point G is the gold nugget you find in the midst of it all. It sits in an area that is off the beaten tourist path, yet for any Montreal resident, sits perfectly in the heart of the Plateau Mont-Royal. Perfect macarons I am sure even Marie-Antoinette would love.