I trudged through multiple subways. which I am just now becoming comfortable with, all the way up to 82nd and 5th. I am silently congratulating myself for making it there without any issues when I look up at the steps to find... its closed on Mondays. And so is the Whitney.
So I quickly readjusted my plans to wandering around the area.
Had some lunch in the park.
Wandered south on Madison Avenue, until this cheery image popped into view.
Now, a few months ago, I decided to try my hand at french macaroons. These pretty little sandwiches caught my attention, and so with much research, I learned that I had chosen the most difficult little cookies in the world of baking. Several attempts and bags of almond flour later, I came up with these.
They were a tad dry but not bad. However, while researching, I learned that LADUREE in Paris is the gold standard for macaroons. AND I learned that a LADUREE was opening in NYC!
And then I forgot about the whole macaroon obsession until today.
So of course, I bought a box of eight amazing, gold standard, french macaroons.
Such a pretty little green box.
They were definitely the BEST I have had. Perfectly moist insides with crisp, light outer shells and a delectable assortment of mouth watering flavors.
Chocolate ganache, sea salt caramel, coconut, cinnamon, pistachios, grapefruit, coffee, and raspberry.
Yes, I ate them on the couch, with my boyfriend. All of them.
They were FANTASTIC and all I had hoped for.