26 June 2009

Macarons

Whew! I have always wanted to try a macaron. When anyone posts photos of them on their blog, or says that they have made batches upon batches of them, I get really jealous.

So, I did a quick google search for "macarons chicago" and a TON of places popped up! Pete and I went on a wild goose chase the other day and found two places (in the city) that had yummy macarons. And of course, I took pictures...

Stop #1: Bittersweet Bakery



We had almond and raspberry macarons. I liked both of them, but I wanted a wild-hair picture with the pink one (duh!)

Stop #2: Vanille Patisserie




These were GOOD. Well, most of them were good. The light pink was "rose water", and I wasn't a fan of that. The red ones were delicious, but I don't know what kind they were. The almonds were good, and the raspberries, and the pistachios, too.

They were yummy, but in general, I wasn't a HUGE fan. I tried making a batch here, at my aunt's house, but I massively failed. It was sad. And doing a google search "macaron st louis"...nothing showed up. I don't know if I can make macarons on my own, so...who KNOWS when I'll have them again!

3 comments:

sonrie said...

those look really good! at the tower grove farmer's market, I bought macaroons (with 2 o's) from one vendor and they are to die for, and macarons (with 1 o) from Kakao chocolate booth.

Delicious!!!

Joanna Goddard said...

too cute! :)

Katie said...

jealous! I have been looking for macarons too after seeing so many blog posts. Martha Stewart has a recipe for parisian macarons that I might be trying soon :)