|Laduree Macaron Tower Display|
Did they ever really leave? Laduree gave New York something to talk about again in regards to macarons when they opened up their first shop in the United States on the Upper East Side in August. The rumored originator of the macaron has a macaron bouncer to regulate crowd control. Yes, there is a line and the people want their macarons.
While Laduree has their macarons shipped from France and focuses on classic flavors, Macaron Parlour is a small business based in New York City owned by Christina and Simon. They bake their own macarons, fill them with atypical buttercreams and ganaches, and sell them at food bazaars and flea markets. Macaron Parlour feels very local and they have given the macaron a twist with their sweet and savory flavors. Their macarons are not only classy but are also cool.
After tasting the S'mores macaron of Macaron Parlour a few weeks back at Madison Square Eats, I was hooked. It's been awhile since I've had a macaron that good and I haven't stopped bragging about it since. The flavor was just so unexpected. Looking at the macaron, it looked normal. But upon first bite, hidden marshmallow gave way and it was just like s'mores in macaron form. I swear this macaron satisfied the cravings of any campfire and star gazing desire I never even knew I had. Yes, that good.
Macaron Parlour Tasting Menu
Strawberries and Cream
Candied Bacon with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting
Caramel Fleur de Sel
Peanut Butter and Chocolate
|8 out of the 11 available flavors today at Macaron Parlour|
Photography Credits: Desmond Chow, Roxwriting
864 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10021
Madison Square Eats
23rd Street and 5th Avenue