I first heard of macarons on Gossip Girl, and ever since then I’ve been curious about these French delicacies. I told my boyfriend about these macarons, and the next thing you know, he orders a box of them from The Macaron Cafe in New York City. Oh my goodness they’re delicious! :9 If you’ve never heard of, or had macarons before, they’re these round little pastries from France with a a crispy-crunchy crust with soft, meringue-like filling in the middle, and they come in all sorts of flavors and pretty colors :)
But apparently, I haven’t tasted anything until I’ve been to Laduree, a famous macaron maker from Paris with a branch in New York City. So of course, I had to visit when I was there last weekend for my birthday :D My boyfriend and another friend came with me, and initially I felt a little bad for them since they really don’t care for macarons, but safe to say, this trip changed their minds :P
The line didn’t seem bad from the outside, but then I realized that there was an even longer line inside the store! :( Apparently the Ladurees in France are much bigger and offer seating, but the one in NYC was quite small.
My boyfriend and our friend shared a box of 8 macarons while I ordered a regular box of 8 as well as a Hello Kitty edition box of 8. After we got out of the shop, we all had some, and holy macaroni these are out of the universe! After you bite into one it just sort of melts in your mouth. I can’t describe it, but uh, I finished all 16 of mine within 2 days. Even the guys were raving about how good they were, and that’s when you know a dessert is good ;)
I wish I had taken a picture of the actual macarons before I scarfed them down, but at least I’ll have the pretty bags and Hello Kitty box as keepsake :) Mental note to self: buy the 16-piece box next time!
Have you guys tried macarons before? If not, what’s your favorite dessert?