THE MACARON EXPERTS
NUANCES GOURMANDES, FRUIT OF A FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN PASTRY CHEFS…
Jean-Baptiste ROBIN, pastry chef for over 10 years, began his career in Maine-et-Loire and worked in some Parisian palaces before becoming the manager of the entire pastry section of several well-known stores.
Guillaume MABILLEAU, pastry chef as well, also began his career in Maine-et-Loire, before travelling around France working in some prestigious establishments. He won the Best craftsman in France (MOF) title for pastry making in 2011 at 28 years old and is one of France’s patisserie prodigies.
In 2012, the two experienced pastry chefs decided to create the NUANCES GOURMANDES brand and specialise their company in one single product: macarons.
WITHOUT A DOUBT THE LARGEST RANGE IN THE WORLD…
What makes a good macaron?
This is a question we ask ourselves every day, to ensure that we always offer you the best product possible. “A macaron earns its name from the crisp external shell, extremely fondant filling and intense, natural flavouring”. Everything stems from the high-quality, rigorously-selected base ingredients. Only natural ingredients and colourings are used, to keep in complete accordance with the current regulations.
Then true craftsmanship comes into play…
We create our macaron shells from an Italian meringue base, guaranteeing a crisp finish. The wonderfully fondant element comes from the filling, sandwiched between two shells. The recipe remains our secret as our pastry chefs have perfected it over the course of years of hard work. All that you need to know is that it’s not ganache – used only for chocolates, nor a butter cream and certainly not a jam! Our beautifully developed filling fuses the macaron together to become at one with the shells and release the full flavour. True precision chemistry! And it’s only through all this effort and rigour that NUANCES GOURMANDES is able to offer you high-quality and generously-portioned macarons, fit for a royal banquet!
Freezing: the best preservation method!
We freeze our macarons when they are at their peak quality to stabilise and preserve them for up to 18 months at -18°c. Once they are defrosted, they will regain all the qualities of a freshly produced macaron and will have a shelf life of up to 6 days when stored in the fridge.
“More than a nuance, they are completely unique!”
Our macarons are characterised by their very generous portions, weighing around 18g for 4.5cm diameters.