Now perhaps my love for le macaron can be easily explained because I'm a serious Francophile, but no matter how you slice it I simply adore them. For me, nothing beats the pure bliss that my taste buds experience when I bite down into one of these tiny confectionary sandwiches. So dainty; so beautiful. With a perfectly creamy layer resting between two delicate meringue shells they are like miniature masterpieces; Being both crispy and tender they just melt in your mouth.
There are a myriad of flavors to choose from. For the more traditional palates I recommend the classics: vanilla, chocolate, caramel and pistachio. For those of you who want to treat your taste buds to an adventure, I recommend flavors such as organge blossom, champagne, and passionfruit. All of them are truly heavenly. You can't go wrong!
Here are three of my favorite macaron masters located in Manhattan.
Who is your favorite macaron maker?
Francois Payard Bakery
116 West Houston Street
New York, NY 10012
864 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10021