Do you think it’s dumb that I didn’t know that macarons existed until a couple weeks ago? Not macaroon, macaron!
A macaron is a French almond-based meringue sandwich filled with flavored ganache. The macaroon we typically see in the U.S. are made with coconut and is heavy and dense.
That day we reveled, oohed and aahed in the salted caramel and chocolate with strawberry cream flavors.
I went back to buy a dozen macarons to bring to our friend David and Meredith’s house for dinner. While pricey (almost $2 each), the macarons were a special treat that everyone loved and were the perfect size for little Mia.
La Boite was out of the strawberry cream ones but they did have caramel fleur de sel, maple pecan, strawberry chocolate, and chocolate espresso ganache.
While the macarons are made in La Boite’s production kitchen, thanks for many of the delicacies, including the amazing almond croissants and ham and cheese croissants, goes to Barrie Cullinan, former pastry chef at Enoteca and Vespaio.