Postcards from Paris – Jour de Macaron
March 20th is Jour de Macaron or Day of the Macaron! How can you go to Paris and not indulge (at least once) in these pretty, pastel treats? Well, I can’t! As I stroll down the winding streets, I’m drawn to the windows filled with an artist’s palette of colors paired with lush flavors…how can I resist…how can I choose?
These beauties are from Ladurée, the inventor of the macaron as we know it today. No, they didn’t invent the little cakes, but Pierre Desfontaines, the second cousin of of the founder, Louis Ernest Ladurée, did us the great service of putting two cakes together to nestle ganache filling. They offer more than just the standard flavors, letting their imagination run wild and offering a new flavor every season. This season it’s Cherry Blossom in honor of their 150th anniversary. What could say spring better?
Vive Le Macaron!