Earlier in October, I was walking around the Upper East Side after going to the Met, and saw this:
Now, as you might recall, macarons kept popping up a few weeks before that. My husband brought home Macaron Cafe ones. I don’t have any pictures because they were very smushed by the time they made it to Brooklyn, but they were tasty. Way too wide in diameter in my opinion, but tasty. They had the most interesting flavors too — like pineapple and grape.
What I found especially astounding about my discovery on the Upper East Side was that this was a chocolate shop making macarons. Not a bakery, not a patisserie, but a chocolate shop. And, unlike many other chocolate shops, it has not diversified much into things like ice cream and cookies and so forth. Hot chocolate is about as far as Maison du Chocolat has ventured.
Of course we had to try them. We got a chocolate trio. The macarons were on the small end and the filling was less buttercream and more intense chocolate or vanilla.
So, after this sighting, I decided New York was definitely seeing an invasion of the macarons. I wish it would trickle down to Washington, especially since after many months of regular macaron consumption, I miss them. Pictures by City Girl.
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