Jean Philippe Patisserie Macarons

The siblings went to Las Vegas a few weeks ago and brought me back some French macarons and a hazelnut chocolate dessert from Jean Philippe Patisserie inside the Bellagio.

Chef Jean Philippe is a World Pastry Champion. I visited the Patisserie inside the Bellagio shortly after it was first opened. Inside there is a large chocolate fountain, beautifully crafted desserts, gelato and gourmet chocolate candy. Almost every inch of the bakery is filled with some kind of dessert. It’s a bit like a dessert heaven.

Jean Philippe Patisserie was where I experienced my first French Macaron. I immediately fell in love with macarons and searched for them when I got back home, but the macaron craze hadn’t quite yet hit.

Now that I’ve experience many other macarons and made my own, Jean Philippe’s weren’t nearly as impressive. I found the shell a little too thin, and the flavors artificial. That being said, I would still pay the bakery a visit on trip to Vegas if you love desserts.

Jean Philippe Patisserie
3600 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
http://jpchocolates.com/

13 comments on “Jean Philippe Patisserie Macarons”

  1. Heaven indeed! I will check it out on my next visit to Las Vegas.

    The first time I had a macaron was in Paris about four years ago. I loved the light texture and the intense flavor of the cookie. Later, I realized that my niece had suggested getting macarons in France, only I assumed that she was talking about the coconut macaroons.

    • After I visited here the first time, I kept asking about macarons and looking for them in SD. But everyone kept directing me to the coconut macaroons. I was so frustrated! I am visiting Paris next summer; I can’t wait to try macarons there. Btw, have you ever had the macarons from Big Joy Family Bakery on Convoy? I had them the other day and they are amazing. I can’t believe I didn’t know about them sooner. They are a little expensive (1.75-2.50 a piece I think), but they are bigger than the standard macaron, have a great texture, and have great flavors. They all taste like the flavors they should without being too artificial. I got them as a gift, but I plan on heading there soon to buy some myself and to blog about them.

  2. I’m not sure if I ever had a macaron from Jean Philippe but I do love macarons. The other desserts there though are fabulous. There was a little passion fruit parfait cup that I adored…

    • I really wanted the Bouchon macarons. They didn’t have time to go over there. Luckily the one in LA is now open. I’m planning a trip!

      • We were right across the street from there last night (dinner at Mastro’s Steakhouse). Now if I can get there when they are open…

      • yummy. I wonder if your baby will be born with a sophisticated taste palate since he eats so well in your stomach. heehee

  3. yuuummm…. macarons. Oh how I’d like to be on the other side of that glass walled choco fountain 🙂

  4. Honeymoon in Paris?

    I had macrons from Laduree in Paris, although I never went to one of their shops (my macarons were courtesy of the hotel).

    I had forgotten that Big Joy has macarons! I was at Phung Trang a few weeks ago, and saw them in the bakery window, but didn’t have time to buy some.

  5. What an amazing chocolate fountain! It’s so beautiful! I’ll have to check our Big Joy Family Bakery for their macarons – is that the one next to Phuong Trang?

    • According to Sandy, yes. I couldn’t remember exactly where it was. I just know generally the area, and passing by it a million times but it’s been years since I’ve been there. I was really impressed with the macaron flavors. For instance, the red velvet actually tasted like a red velvet cake. Green tea tasted like green tea. Lavender tasted like lavender (and was a pretty purple once you bite in!).

  6. Amazing macarons. I like the designs, it’s cool and creative.

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