Hamtramck is about to gain its own patisserie dedicated entirely to macarons. Le Detroit Macaron has leased the 2756 Evaline Street storefront formerly home to Bon Bon Bon with plans to bring a little bit of French flavor to the neighborhood.
Attorney Patty Corkery is behind the cookie venture. She tells Eater she developed her obsession with the French meringue-based cookie sandwiches several years ago while exploring her creative side and taking culinary classes. Since then she’s been slowly developing a retail business making gift boxes and special orders for weddings and other events.
Corkery is hoping some of artisan chocolate maker Bon Bon Bon’s success may rub off on her macaron shop. Like its predecessor, Le Detroit Macaron will open on Saturdays only for retail and devote the rest of the week to filling custom orders.
Le Detroit Macaron offers a wide variety of its namesake cookies ranging from rose to lavender to Oreo cheesecake and Fruity Pebbles. She’s also developing a line themed around classic cocktails that features bourbon old fashioneds, lemoncello, and pink champagne macarons. “The nice thing about the macaron is that you can do any flavors or colors,” Corkery says. Cookies will be sold as singles or in boxes of two to six macarons. The owner also plans to sell coffee at the bakery.
Corkery’s lease begins on June 1. She plans to outfit the space with a bright palette and a French theme while adding ovens and mixers to the existing commercial kitchen and a display case for her pastries.
Le Detroit Macaron is slated to debut by late summer or early fall. In the meantime, fans of French treats can find her popping up at Millie and Pepper in Traverse City on July 2 during the Cherry Festival. Cherry macarons will, of course, be on the menu.
• Le Detroit Macaron Website [Official]