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best flavour macaron you have tried and where?

awale12 Feb 10, 2014 03:34 PM

I've tried a few but they seem to be so sweet. What is your favourite flavour and why? For a newbie what would you reccomend? I always get overwhelmed when I got to the pastry shops.

I've tried salted caramel and that seemed to be my favourite so far. Not too sweet but with just the right amount of salt.

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  1. Sra. Swanky RE: awale12 Feb 10, 2014 04:37 PM

    There's a great French bakery near me (north of NYC) that makes terrific macarons. I really loved their raspberry (has a little tartness), and their cassis (black currant). Pistachio is great too - definitely not overwhelmingly sweet.

    Time to pick up more macarons! Thanks for the reminder! :)

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      Rainbowthespian RE: Sra. Swanky Feb 11, 2014 08:09 AM

      Where north of NYC?

      Financier in Grand Central has a coffee one that's incredible.

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        Sra. Swanky RE: Rainbowthespian Feb 11, 2014 08:56 AM

        in Westchester County - in Mt. Kisco. A place called La Tulipe. They even have pates de fruits! (another guilty pleasure!)

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        awale12 RE: Sra. Swanky Feb 11, 2014 07:46 PM

        Raspberry sounds delicious. I love fruity/tart flavours. I will be sure to check it out next time I'm in new york

      3. Ttrockwood RE: awale12 Feb 10, 2014 05:54 PM

        I am incapable of choosing only one....! These are in nyc:
        Laudree- pistachio
        Macaron Parlour- hazelnut
        Bouchon bakery- chocolate (the filling is a dark ganache that is not overly sweet)

        I find some of the fruit flavors have overly sweet fruit jam fillings, so i stick with nut flavors or chocolate/vanilla most of the time

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          awale12 RE: Ttrockwood Feb 11, 2014 07:48 PM

          I love anything hazelnut flavoured. Yes i've also noticed jam fillings to be on the sweet side. I will be sure to check macaron parlour

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          vttp926 RE: awale12 Feb 10, 2014 06:49 PM

          Definitely a huge fan of salted caramel from Sucre in New Orleans.

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            WishyFish RE: awale12 Feb 10, 2014 07:03 PM

            I love pistachio from just about anywhere.

            1. JungMann RE: awale12 Feb 11, 2014 07:24 AM

              Pistachio, rose and chestnut are my favorite flavors at Laduree. The Sriracha peanut butter macarons at Macaron Parlour in New York are an interesting non-traditional flavor that actually works well in small bites.

              1. Monica RE: awale12 Feb 11, 2014 07:30 AM

                Passion fruit is my favorite flavor in general from The maison du macaron in Manhattan.

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                  awale12 RE: Monica Feb 11, 2014 07:50 PM

                  I've never seen passion fruit in toronto. Sounds delightful. Now I cant wait to find it. I will be on the hunt for it.

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                    Monica RE: awale12 Feb 12, 2014 06:45 AM

                    I was never a big fan of citrus fruits until I've tasted passion fruit...now i am a big fan of passion fruit filled chocolate, passion fruit macarons especially are delightful!

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                      ferret RE: Monica Feb 13, 2014 10:58 AM

                      You're still not a fan of citrus. Passion fruit is not citrus.

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                      foodie_guru RE: awale12 Feb 12, 2014 10:01 AM

                      Ruelo Patisserie, two locations, have the chocolate passion fruit in Toronto. One of my favourites.

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                      julesrules RE: Monica Feb 15, 2014 11:58 AM

                      Bobette and Belle do passion fruit/white chocolate macarons. They're fine, but I haven't been tempted back for another, even though passion fruit is a favourite of mine.

                    4. Paprikaboy RE: awale12 Feb 12, 2014 10:40 AM

                      My favourite macaron was an apricot one. Small patisserie in Bastille area of Paris ,can't remember the name.Quite rich and fruity but enough sharpness so it wasn't overwhelming.

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                        AlexRast RE: awale12 Feb 14, 2014 05:44 PM

                        Pierre Hermé's rose ("Infiniment Rose") macaron is my ideal. Rose seems to capture the essence of what a macaron is all about - lightness and delicacy - and Pierre Hermé is the master of the art. And in fact, all though I've been to the shop on Rue Bonaparte many times, in fact all his shops are unfailingly consistent; wonderful every time. A must-try.

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                          awale12 RE: AlexRast Feb 22, 2014 12:04 PM

                          Thanks, i'll be sure to check it out

                        2. vil RE: awale12 Feb 15, 2014 01:37 PM

                          Great choice, salted caramel is my favourite too, in general, although I also had some ranging from ho-hum to spectacularly bad.

                          To me, salted caramel has all the notes of bitter and salty, on top of the sweet. I have a very low tolerance for sweetness and this seems to be the best option.

                          On the other hand, I think all maracons are meant to be had with a strong cup of coffee (or espresso), to offset the sweetness.

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                            awale12 RE: vil Feb 22, 2014 12:04 PM

                            Yes I agree every macaron should have some sort of coffee/tea to offset the sweetness.

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