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jolieblonde Nov 16, 2009 03:13 PM

Has anyone tried the macaroons at Sucre? I am devoted to La Divina and Brocato's and have never stepped foot into Sucre.

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    Hungry Celeste RE: jolieblonde Nov 17, 2009 05:57 AM

    The macarons are quite good, and Sucre is about the only place in the area you'll find a real French macaron.

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      kibbles RE: Hungry Celeste Nov 18, 2009 08:12 AM

      the bakery inside Roosevelt does a near clone of the ones found at Sucre.

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      mikey RE: jolieblonde Nov 18, 2009 10:33 AM

      Sadly, the macaroons at Sucre do not compare to Laduree but they are certainly not bad. Instead I go for the fabulous chocolate drinks, the gelato and the magnificent chocolates.

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        Nellysfordfoodie RE: mikey Dec 23, 2009 06:43 PM

        Good macarons for stateside, but why in God's name do they insist on calling them macaroons (with two "o"s)??? Macaroon: a sweet food made either with coconut and egg white or with a coarse almond paste formed into a dense cookie or confection. Often confused (due to the very similar spelling) with the French Macarons which are entirely different in tatse and appearance. But there's no reason for a place like Sucre to make that mistake (unless they just think Americans are hopelessly stupid!)

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          EAB RE: Nellysfordfoodie Dec 24, 2009 04:41 AM

          Laduree spells them macaroon as well on their website:
          http://www.laduree.fr/public_en/produ...

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            N.O.Food RE: Nellysfordfoodie Dec 24, 2009 03:44 PM

            Larousse Gastronomique spells it with two O's. Laduree uses two O's on its english page but one O on its French page. Apparently, the double O is just an english spelling. It appears either spelling is correct.

            I like the macaroons at Sucre.

            http://www.laduree.fr/public_fr/produ...

            http://www.laduree.fr/public_en/produ...

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