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MSP- French Macaroons

salvage7 Mar 3, 2009 09:21 AM

Where can these be obtained? First instinct tells me Salty Tart, but not sure.

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    Bobannon RE: salvage7 Mar 3, 2009 10:46 AM

    I've seen them at Patrick's French Bakery in Edina. Not sure if it's a regular feature or not.

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      galewskj RE: Bobannon Mar 3, 2009 12:55 PM

      Yup, Patrick's always has then.

    2. MSPD RE: salvage7 Mar 3, 2009 12:25 PM

      Are you talking retail only? I know of a non-retail vendor that makes very good ones (for weddings, events, etc.)

      For retail, I know Pardon My French in Eagan has them.

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        karykat RE: MSPD Mar 3, 2009 05:44 PM

        And I was very happy to find out about that place in Eagan based on your recent post, MSPD. So thanks for that. I will be checking that place out (hoping it might work for an informal group meeting) and checking out their french meringues.

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          MSPD RE: karykat Mar 4, 2009 07:17 AM

          kary, on Sunday mornings, I've seen groups of 25 teens descend on the place. They look like a church youth group or something -- they have a couple 30-somethings with them and pieces of paper they are discussing.

          Despite that size of impromptu group, it doesn't interfere at all with the rest of the patrons. The space is enormous. I would say it's an ideal place for informal group meetings. (On a side note, my wife holds client meetings there quite frequently (2-4 people for an hour at a time). They don't mind one bit. It's a great break for her from Caribous and Barnes & Noble cafes). Go for it.

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            karykat RE: MSPD Mar 4, 2009 09:09 AM

            Excellent. This sounds perfect. I will check it out.

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        KTFoley RE: salvage7 Mar 3, 2009 01:22 PM

        In the Twin Cities we are truly blessed with food "news" outlets who seem to gather their tips by reading over one another's shoulder. As a result I can only credit the spot where I read this blurb most recently, which doesn't necessarily say who got the topic idea first.

        Anyway, this is a paragraph from Becca Dilley's piece on Heavy Table, with today's dateline:

        "French macaroons have been popping up around the Twin Cities, from the delicate green tea macaroons at Obento-Ya to large strawberry flavored macaroons beneath the strawberry shortcake at Alaska Eatery (though they have changed their recipe since their opening, and don’t consistently have the macaroon version). "


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