Rose & lychee, watermelon & yoghurt, black sesame, pina colada, raspberry & white chocolate, and cherry but my favourite is salted caramel and chocolate & cherry. I’m referring to macarons from LuxBite, one of the newer additions to the string of patisserie cafes, with a heavy macaron persuasion, that seem to be popping up all over Melbourne.
Owners Bernard Chu and Yen Yee – having between them worked at Summit Restaurant, Quay and Pier in Sydney, Rockpool Bar & Grill, Giuseppe Arnaldo & Sons and Comme Kitchen – opened LuxBite in early December last year, having decided to step out on their own to create their dream patisserie specialising in macarons.
The store on Toorak Road in South Yarra is a small space, gleaming white as far as the eye can see. Until you reach the counter, that is, where there is a selection of macarons in just about every colour of the rainbow. Inspired by luxury pâtisseries in Europe and Japan, LuxBite loves playing with classic desserts like rolled cakes and crème brulee while adding a twist on traditional ingredients. Serving an array of desserts, from chocolate mousse to mango cheesecake and caramel slice, it seems nothing can compare to its ever-evolving array of macaron flavours that change with the season.
LuxBite customers can have their own dream dessert experience in-store with a herbal tea set for two, or packaged into what looks like an edible jewel box of colours, flavours and textures to take home.
38 Toorak Road, South Yarra