Thursday, August 2, 2012

Local Spotlight - Andre's Confiserie Suisse

In my quest for an undeniably amazing macaron (à la Bouchon Bakery) made in KC (Dean and Deluca's offerings left much to be desired), I stopped in to Andre's Confiserie Suisse/ Rivaz in Overland Park to try my luck. 

Andre's was founded by the Bollier family after they emigrated from Switzerland in 1955. The goal in opening Andre's Confiserie Suisse was to provide traditional, high-quality Swiss treats to America. 
I can officially say...they succeeded. 

Aside from selling just sweets, Andre's also has a "tearoom" that serves a light lunch from 11-2:30, with the menu offerings changing from day to day. Before, during and after lunch, coffee, tea and pastries can still be purchased. 

And if a freshly prepared lunch is something that you don't have the time to sit down and enjoy, Andre's also serves to-go lunches that can be grabbed and packed up, such as the soups, baked meals  and casseroles that are stocked in the refrigerator. Had my eye on the pumpkin soup, but, alas, I was in for a macaron. Sweet tooth, you see. 

And the confiserie, of course, houses row upon row of chocolates, pastries and sweets to choose from (that is, if you can narrow your choice down to just one...or two...or three). 

 (How does one choose? How does one choose?!)

 (The famous Andre's chocolates)

(So, I finally decided on a key lime Franco-Suisse macaron - a good choice. As opposed to regular French macarons, this one was less crispy and the filling was creamier instead of light and jelly-filled. The Filbert Souffle - made with hazelnut meringue and chocolate ganache - Try one. Thank me later.)

Overall, a satisfying trip, and I'll be back soon!

1 comment:

  1. Reading this at work was a bad idea, craving some swiss sweets now! - great article