My good friend, Mitzy Budiono, the woman behind Itzy Bitzy Patisserie, has given me a batch of February’s featured French-style macarons flavors to sample this past weekend. Yes, she’s the one who I would deem as the Pierre Hermé on this side of the Atlantic or at least New York City.
As the container is labeled, this month’s rotation (of six flavors) consists of coffee, chocolate hazelnut, mango, Earl grey, strawberry chocolate (chocolate ganache with strawberry gelée bits within the filling), and Champagne (dark chocolate ganache with concentrated Champagne flavor sans the effervescence).
They all are divine and made me a very happy girl. The cookies had that thin, crisp crust with a moist, flavorful crumb. The fillings were flavorful and not too sweet. Those of you who know how I much love Mitzy’s macarons and you live within the NYC area, by all means get your butt to Tafu now and get some macarons! NOW! (Tafu is the only retailer at the moment that carries Itzy Bitzy Patisserie’s macarons.)