Until I attempt the process of making French Macarons, I enjoy testing the local best.
I haven’t found a French Macaron (around here) that I must have again, thus ordered a dozen from Nicole Lee Fine Chocolates, a company I learned about at the Los Angeles Luxury Chocolate Salon I helped judge last year — So far they are the best I’ve had. Each unique taste combination is pleasantly identifiable within its respective, delicate, creamy, flavorful Cookie. The preliminary favorites are Blackberry, Lychee Rose, Passion Fruit and Raspberry.
Next time we’ll try the Vanilla Olive Oil, Rum Raisin and Genmai Green Tea flavors, but can’t be ordering them too often, as they’re not cheap, especially combined with shipping. To save money and experiment, French Macarons are on the ‘To Make List’ and when it happens I’ll start here, where there’s a collection of helpful tips and information about them.