Anges de Sucre: Macarons make the world go round

Anges de Sucre: Macarons make the world go roundAnges de Sucre’s clients include Dame Vivienne Westwood, the Saatchi Gallery and various other leading hotels and prestigious venues

I recently had a chance to catch up with diminutive, pâtissière, Reshmi Bennett, over a cup of tea, at the laid-back Yumchaa Tea House in Soho, Central London. Over cups of steaming Earl Grey(Reshmi) and lemon grass(yours truly), we exchanged notes about our shared love for good food, South Asian parents and of course Reshmi’s delectable macarons, not macaroons, as she painstakingly explains on her blog.

This former investment-banker turned macaron-maker who has a fondness for Kentucky Fried Chicken and insists it tastes different in various countries, was raised in Kuwait and educated at University College London(BSc Economics and Statistics). Reshmi, then followed the path most Asian children are expected to, and worked in finance in London, until this enthusiastic foodie decided that her true calling was in the food industry, and not in number crunching.

She quit her investment banking job, much to the chagrin of her dad, who couldn’t believe his daughter was giving it all up to become a bawarchi (cook) and moved to Paris to study French Cuisine and Patisserie, at Ecole Gregoire Ferrandi. She then went on to gain some valuable experience working with celebrated chef Guy Martin.

Reshmi returned to London to set up her own patisserie company, Anges de Sucre, which specializes in artisan macarons. Reshmi soon captured the hearts of London’s fashionable set as she supplied her delectable treats to the likes of Dame Vivienne Westwood, the Saatchi Gallery and various other leading hotels and prestigious venues. Today, Reshmi is a firm favorite on the British bridal circuit and is inundated with orders and commissions for weddings and parties all throughout the year.

Anges de Sucre: Macarons make the world go roundWorking out of her commercial premises in West London (Park Royal), Reshmi’s little bites of heaven, are offered in a dazzling array of flavors like Vanilla (la Reine de Vanille, the current best-seller which features ganache fashioned out of organic vanilla pods sourced from Papua New Guinea), Earl Grey, Amalfi Citron, Caffe, Pisatchio, Chocolate, Orange, Rose, Green Tea and many more.

Reshmi’s macarons can be currently purchased online through her website and she presently ships to all of the UK, but is exploring international shipping options along with brick and mortar retail sales in London.

Anges de Sucre: http://www.angesdesucre.com

Photo credit: Jean Cazals (London-based Best Food Photographer 2012)