On Saturday, August 24th, the Barque Brontes will be having a Launch Party from 8am-5pm. Stop by to look around and enjoy free coffee and macaron samples all day! They serve a variety of coffee drinks, pastries, desserts, and cakes provided by sister company Dianne’s Delights.
A few weeks ago, my Seattle Foodie Podcast co-host Nelson Lau and I had a chance to stop by for a tour, tasting, and a chance to make cake pops!
The storefront is easy to find on Western Avenue, below Pike Place Market. When I arrived, I explored the space a bit. The front area is very quaint, with some seating, a coffee bar, and a picture window that looks into the kitchen.
I stood in line for my espresso drink and I began to realize that the barista was customizing drinks for people and naming it after them. That was fun! I had a latte with Milkadamia, a macadamia nut milk. It was my first time trying it and it was delicious!
The nice thing about being early or on time to an event is you get to shoot the food before people get there. I also got to try everything before the room filled up.
The pain au chocolat was nicely done. It was buttery, flakey, and had that signature chocolate flair I’m always looking for. The mini croissants were the perfect size and I ate my share of those!
Mini-cheesecakes with fresh raspberries – beautiful and delicious! The berries were at the peak of freshness and perfect for a summer day.
The salted caramel macarons require a bit of storytelling. Before the event got started, a few of us were there nibbling on food. As I was walking around, I saw my friend Vanessa headed very quickly wash her hands. I didn’t think much of it. When I picked up a salted caramel macaron to try it, I bit into the lightly crunchy exterior and was surprised with a gooey, caramel filling. It’s everything you could want in a macaron and more! It was a little messy but honestly, isn’t that how you know it’s good? Vanessa’s mad rush for the sink made sense. She had a chance to enjoy the caramel as well.
Later, people gathered in the kitchen to make cake pops. I didn’t make any but Nelson did and it was a fun experience! From rolling the dough, to dipping them, and finishing it with sprinkles – he did it all!
Barque Brontes is serving up excellent coffee and baked treats! Be sure to stop by on August 24th to celebrate the launch! Many thanks to Barque Brontes for hosting a fun-filled evening!