We had a bunch of friends over for dinner on Friday night, and one of couples brought a box of macarons from La Maison du Macaron/Madeleine Pattisserie. (Why do I say macaron, not macaroon? This article from Departures gives a lovely explanation.) And, oh, what macarons they were!
These were really the most delicious examples of a macaroon I have ever eaten--each one was like a tiny cloud of vibrant tastes. The flavors included things like orange, apple, coconut and cranberry-strawberry.
This box of colorful confections was absolutely perfect gift to bring to a dinner party and wish I lived near Chelsea so I could bring them to all my future dinner party engagements.
Madeleine Patisserie/La Maison du Macaron
132 W. 23rd Street
New York, NY