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One of my favorite desserts are going to be given out tomorrow in New York City! The macaron, not to be mistaken for the macaroon (those are made of mostly coconuts!), are going to be given out by the following participants.
La Maison du Chocolat has some amazing macarons with variety of flavors mixed with chocolate! Unfortunately, I haven’t tried most of the places listed for 2011, in except of Macaron Cafe, which was too sweet for my palette and well, I got an allergic reaction from the food dyes of their macaron.
One of last year’s participants, La Maison du Macaron (former Madeleine Patisserie) is a place I frequent. It can be a bit pricey at $2.50 each, but it is so worth it.
For a first time macaron eater, I suggest trying the “typical” flavors, such as vanilla (Tahitian or French are my recommendations), and dark chocolate. If you are bold, go for the fruit combination, tart flavors are the best such as passion fruit, current, or berry flavors. It is not the shell of the cookie that makes it but it is the filling. The tart filling brings out the entire cookie.
A single cookie itself is very rich, that is why I typically share, however, for those who do not share, and never had a macaron before… TAKE SMALL BITES! You are to savor the flavors!
Go out and explore the world of macaron tomorrow! Let me know how it goes!