This month we would like to warmly welcome two new stallholders – Patisserie Valerie and Wallaroo Wines.
Caramel coated apples? Yummo. Really good ones are hard to find but Valerie from Patisserie Valerie is doing them, and doing them really well. She uses Pink Lady apples sourced from the Market where possible, and makes her own thick sticky butter salted caramel to dip them in and then encases them in melted milk chocolate and chocolate covered puffed rice for a really good treat that’s sure to become a sweet tooth’s new guilty pleasure. Having started at the market at the end of last month, Valerie has grown her business over the last 18 months. She is a pastry chef by trade having spent many years at the family owned bakery business of Croissant d’or in the Canberra city centre. Valerie now makes all her creations from her home studio with her mother helping out. Patisserie Valerie’s focus is on chocolate with a range of hand crafted varieties including Earl Grey, Rhubarb jelly, dark Madagascan, salted caramel and raspberry. She’ll also have a new flavour of the month with this month’s flavour being a delightful peppermint crisp. Valerie also does truffles and pralines, chocolate coated honeycomb, chocolate coated orange and nuts, as well as super good rocky road. Come and get your sweet fix at the Market each Saturday.
On a cool evening, a red wine is great for warming up the body and soul. And newcomer to the Market, Wallaroo Wines, does some great reds including a Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and popular Sparkling Red. Wallaroo Wines is one of many great wineries of the Canberra District and is set in the beautiful hills of Hall, a sub region of the Canberra District. Known for its cool climate varieties, Wallaroo grow 12 hectares of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Riesling for their own wines and also supply quality fruit to the other wineries of the region and also in the Hunter Valley. This family owned vineyard is set on a 320 acre property and has produced many award winning vintages over the years, in particular for their Riesling which has collected many awards both locally and further afield. You can now taste and buy Wallaroo Wines at the Market each week.