Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Behold, the macarolat

In case there was any doubt, I'm obsessed with Paris. Almost as much as I am with sweets.

When I was there in January, I had an amazing bonbon at Michel Cluizel that I haven't been able to get out of my mind. So I did a little recon at the Manhattan outpost and discovered it was a macarolat — a chocolate replica of a macaroon.

Instead of pastry, it has a chocolate shell (I love chocolate!). Inside, it's filled with almond hazelnut praline, ground coarsely so there's a little crunch (crunchy praline? Yum!). With Cluizel's quality, it's formidable.

Although it's summer, and they make summer flavors like raspberry, passion fruit and lime, they had only two winter flavors: caramel and dark chocolate.

Regardless, they were divine. Little pieces of Paris.

Dessert Studio inside ABC Home + Carpet
888 Broadway at 19th

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