While I’m sure the Cronut is everything they say it is and more, I won’t go to Dominique Ansel to participate in sheep-like, long line waiting-in behavior. I can hold off until the crowds dwindle. At Dominique Ansel, the macarons are the real star.
On a recent trip to NYC, I told my husband I intended to hunt for the perfect macaron. He put up a minor fight. I don’t really like those circus peanut things. Do they sell madeleines there? He had never tasted a decent macaron. Before long, we were zipping through SoHo with some made-to-order madeleines and box of pastel perfection.
I decided they should be enjoyed with champagne. (Everything is better with champagne.) DA macarons are not too sweet and have decadent fillings – they’re beyond fresh. My favorite flavor? ALL OF THEM. Seriously. It took me forever to finish a single macaron because I didn’t want it to end. I slowly savored the chocolate – always my last pick when choosing any dessert. They were so amazing that I didn’t even want to go to Laudree to taste an alternative. At less than $25 for a box of 9 these macarons meet the RTC under $50 criteria, too! Just keeps getting better.
You can find these cuties at 189 Spring St in the SoHo area of NYC. It’s a great neighborhood for shopping and dining.
Oh, and by the way, my husband is now a macaron convert.
Hooray for Friday! This short week felt kind of long & I am looking forward to a little R&R. While I can’t celebrate the weekend with a Dominique Ansel macaron (if only they could be shipped – hint, hint), I believe I am due for a special treat! What’s your favorite weekend dessert/treat?