Voilah! Bon Appeti-…Macarons!

Voilah! - Le Chateau Blanc Macaroons

18th October 2011. Written by Xin Li.
The French Festival is here with an artistic bang with the Dreams and Reality: Masterpieces of Painting, Drawing and Photography from the Musee d’Orsay, Paris Exhibition held at the National Museum. However, there is another aspect of the festival that one should look forward to.


During the press opening for the Voilah! The French Festival Singapore 2011, we got a taste of the world’s most famous cuisine: French.

Voilah! - Hossan Leong and Julien Bompard

People always think eating French food is very expensive, very serious. You must dress formally and your table is full of cutlery….you don’t know what to use first!” joked Julien Bompard who as the speaker for the gastronomy section during the press opening.

Voilah! - Champagne

We were treated to a sampling of French champagne, wines…

Voilah! - Food

…and finger food made with ingredients from the Little Provence, a gourmet store specializing in tapenades, olive oil, wines or fruity vinegars from Provence in France.

Voilah! - Food

This was followed by a string of hors d’oeuvres that from grilled eggplants to heavenly, succulent scallops served with a kind of cheese sauce.

Voilah! - Scallop

Then there mini desserts such as chocolate mousse, rum baba and the tarte tartin.

Voilah! - Food

However the item was the limelight of the day has got to be the macaroons.

Voilah! - Le Chateau Blanc Macaroons

The curry-flavored macarona were simply gorgeous.

Voilah! - Le Chateau Blanc Macaroons

These macaroons were the works of Le Chateau Blanc, a prominent patisserie based in France. The French patisserie, which is managed by the Holder Group based in France is also related to Paul Patisserie and the renowned Laduree. Their macaroons can also be found in Cold Storage, NTUC Finest and Carrefour in Singapore.

Voilah! - Food

Or, you could drop by the French Marche, presented by the French Chamber of Commerce in Singapore this 21st to 27th November at Plaza Singapura’s Main Atrium to sample their macaroons or roam around and immerse yourself in one of UNESCO’s “world’s intangible heritage” as you explore various culinary specialties and lifestyle products from the various regions in France.

Voilah! - Food

What is the next best thing about French Marche besides getting the opportunity to eat and learn more about France beyond Paris and Foie gras? Admission is free!

Voilah! - Food

Here is a slideshow showing a sneak peek of what one would expect from the French Marche.


Many thanks to Tecks of Clout Communications and Design for the hospitality and the invitation to the press preview of Voilah! The French Festival Singapore 2011.


Voilah! The French Festival Singapore
25th October to 15th December 2011.

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