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!