Toronto, ON – Sweet and savoury gourmet macarons, inspired by traditional French recipes, were featured in Hollywood swag bags of 50 Oscar winners and nominees during the 2019 Oscar weekend.
RepChampion Canada’s gourmet macarons are recognized for their unique flavours, high quality and exquisite taste and texture. Handmade in France, they adhere strictly to the basics and the traditions, something that has led them to win the Trophée de la Gastronomie et des Vins award and take centre stage at prestigious sports events such as Formula 1 in Europe.
RepChampion Canada was founded by Milton, Ontario resident Kaoutsar (Katsy) Entifi and has been in business for 5 years now. The reason behind its creation was a career in the hospitality industry, a love for fine foods and a passion for French pastries in general and Parisian macarons in particular.
Kaoutsar, who spent around a decade living in Paris has always been enamoured with the culture and the cuisine of France. Her favourite Parisian eatery is Ladurée, located on the Champs Elysées. The Ladurée family were the creators of the macaron we love and eat today, and it’s Ladurée standards that Kaoutsar follows and aims to reach. So when she was approached by a French macaron supplier looking to expand into North America, she immediately requested macaron samples because she had to find out whether they were the real deal. Kaoutsar was blown away by the unique sweet and savoury macaron flavours, as well as the perfect texture, slightly crunchy outside and softer inside. Those gourmet macarons were perfection. There was no turning back.
The macaron flavours are truly mind-blowing. On top of traditional ones such as vanilla, raspberry, salted butter caramel, pistachio and the like, imagine a burst of unexpected flavours that range from Roquefort, goat cheese, carrot and cumin to porcini, figs and onions and bell pepper and more. These can go on a cheese or charcuterie board, be presented as appetizers or on a grazing table. A creative chef would use them to accompany a salad or even a main dish and tea rooms love to feature them as part of the afternoon tea menus they offer. There is no limit as to how they can be served.
This February, RepChampion’s gourmet macarons were a part of the swag bags given to 50 Academy Award nominees staying at the Four Seasons hotel in Beverly Hills, California. Not only was it a great moment for RepChampion Canada as it recognizes the hard work that Kaoutsar has put in, but it also had a lot of emotional weight. Being recognized for the food item that inspired the creation of the company is the greatest honour RepChampion Canada could ask for.
The list of celebrities that received these delicious macarons include, but are not limited to: Lady Gaga, Lupita Nyong’o, Rami Malek, Bradley Cooper, Tina Fey, Spike Lee, Queen Latifah, Ellen DeGeneres, Glenn Cose, Rachel Weisz, Melissa McCarthy, Lilly Melgar, Priyanka Chopra, Nicole Kidman, Elsie Fisher, Amy adams, Selma Blair, Jason, Blum, Sam Eliott, Mike Myers, Lucy Boynton, Winston Duke, Zeporah April and Adam Driver.
Intrigued? Check out www.repchamp.com for more information or call (647) 861-2579 and follow them in Facebook and Instagram at @gourmetsmacarons