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Lady Gaga got some.


So did Bradley Cooper, Ellen DeGeneres, Nicole Kidman and Helen Mirren!


In fact, all 50 nominees for the 2019 Academy Awards got them as part of their gift bag full of high-end swag —

These delicious handcrafted macarons from France worthy of the Hollywood elite.

*(see full list of celebs at bottom of the blog!)


No one was more surprised by this development than Canadian entrepreneur Kaoutsar (Katsy) Entifi who was selected from no doubt thousands of other product entries to supply them for the Oscars.



Katsy with a plate of French macarons


Sweet and Savoury Macarons


Owner of Gourmets Marcaron et Plus, Katsy has been selling imported macarons created by a twice-awarded French artisan with a trusted family recipe spanning 3 generations.  Her website features a mouthwatering feast of sweet macarons with traditional flavours such as vanilla, chocolate, praline and lemon to the more adventurous strawberry mojito and gingerbread.


But Katsy also specializes in savoury macarons with exotic flavours such as carrot-cumin, aged goat cheese, green olive tapenade and truffles mushroom.


Katsy believes it was the savoury option that clinched her application to be included in the Oscar gift bags.



Swag for the Oscar nominees and winners — box of Katsy macarons on the lower left!


“Macaron’s are extremely fragile and delicate, and so, to ensure their safe arrival, I flew down to Los Angeles and hand-delivered them to the Fours Season’s Hotel where the nominees were staying.”




Katsy, who is originally from Morocco, developed her love of macarons when she and her husband lived in Paris for a decade.


She became a frequent patron of Ladurée, the French luxury bakery and sweets maker, with its primary location  on the Champs Elysées, and home to the finest macarons on the planet.


“Thanks to my frequent visits to Ladurée I know macarons, and was able to find the same high quality to bring to my customers,” Katsy says.




Did she hear from any of the celebs in Hollywood afterward the Academy awards? No.

Does she know if they tried the macarons.  Katsy doesn’t know that either.

But my guess is —  I bet they did.  Especially the winners!

Macarons for Christmas!

To go to Katsy’s website click on this link —  Gourmets Macarons et Plus 

*Note: Her macarons are only available in the Toronto, Canada area at the moment, but Katsy says she hopes to soon expand nation-wide and into the U.S.


*Here is the full list of 2019 Oscar Nominees and Winners that got Katsy’s Macarons!

Spike Lee

Queen Latifah

Elsie Fisher

Emma Stone

Zeporah April – Black Panther Actress

Helen Mirrin

Michael Henry – Voice Over Actor Family Guy

Jackie Jackson – Jackson 5 Member

Marlon Jackson – Jackson 5 Member

Adam Driver – Actor Blackkklansman

Alfonso Cuarón

Sam Elliott

Andrew Dice Clay

Tina Fey

Jason Blum

Ellen DeGeneres

Lady Gaga

Bradley Cooper

Glenn Close

Rami Malek

Lucy Boynton

Rachel Weisz

Selma Blair

Mike Myers

Melissa McCarthy

Winston Duke – Black Panther

Adriana Lima – Model

Dexter Fletcher – Director

Paul Rudd

Gary Wilson – Musician

Raline Shah – Indonesian Actress

Richard Grant – Actor Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Noel Gugliemi – Actor

Gwilym Lee – Bohemian Rhapsody

Ben Hardy – Bohemian Rhapsody

Joseph Mazzello- Bohemian Rhapsody

Sarah Paulson

Brie Larson

Lupita Nyong’o

Allison Janney

Priyanka Chopra

Nick Jonas

Amy Adams

Nicole Kidman

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  1. Gretchen Greene O'Brien on November 29, 2020 at 8:28 am

    Wow – that is quite the list of Hollywood talent who received those delicious Macarons! And to think they were hand-delivered from Canada!!! Interested to hear about the variety – not just sweet, but savory as well!

    • Diana Bishop on December 6, 2020 at 8:53 am

      I have just ordered three boxes for Christmas presents! Best to you Gretchen, Diana

  2. Shardie Stevenson on November 29, 2020 at 8:37 am

    As you know , I met the wonderful Katsura at a networking event and tasted the delectable macarons! I was blown away by the flavours , especially the savoury ones! I’m so glad that you have connected! What a wonderful idea for a delectable Christmas present! 🌲❤️🌲

  3. Margaret Ann Gendreau on November 29, 2020 at 11:39 am

    We have a lovely shop at the Lonsdale Quay that has delicious Macarons. It is within walking distance of our condo, twenty minutes, yikes, dangerous! One of my favourite gifts to give is a gift card to this delightful place, Butter Lane Bake Shop.

    Thanks for the tip this morning Diana, I will certainly know where to go for Macarons the next time I’m in Toronto.

  4. Marita Sakote on November 30, 2020 at 11:44 am
    Hello, Diana
    Every sunday look forward as a faithful reader to your chronicle from Paris. ( now more FRANCE than Paris or PARIS in Canada!
    As soon as the COVID madnessis over , I will take my Paris Greeter visitors back to the Macaron temples . ( list of the top 10 above )
    Attention: even bylooki,g at the photos, you can get fat!
    PS: If your fans want to understand the text: they can have traduction by PONS ( much better than google ) Bises from Paris

    I wrote this text with their help. Convincing, isn’t it ?

    • Diana Bishop on December 1, 2020 at 12:24 pm


      I am always so thrilled to hear from you — and for all the suggestions that you have. I cannot wait to get back to Paris again and take you for lunch! Would it be fun to return to Au Coup Torchon,or perhaps we can try something new. For my readers, I met Marita in Paris a few years back because she is part of network of specialized guides on a website called Paris
      I asked for a woman who could show me around the St. Germain area of Paris with its chic cafes, one of Paris’ oldest churches and a fantastic library right out of Harry Potter. We spent a delightful day together and I recommend this service to anyone who wants to get to know Paris from a local perspective. It’s free although donations to their service is welcome.
      I will send you an email Marita to follow up properly. Bizous, Diana

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