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.)
569 Lexington Avenue (on 51st Street)
New York, NY 10022 (map)
Tafu, eh? Done! On the way…!
BTW how’s the chew on these? I like ’em a lil chewy… :)
You’re back up!
Man, these macarons will not last long at Tafu…
Oh, quick note about the layout… It’s looking good! When you post a picture as wide as the one with the macarons in this post, it looks funny if my browser is not maximized… since the flickr badge gets pushed onto the picture. Not sure if this makes any sense or if it’s just my computer…
dbtron: A little bit of chew, not a lot. If it’s really chewy, that ain’t a good macaron in my book…
Danny: YES! Woot! Thanks for the compliment. It’s not just your computer. It’s everyone’s. The Flickr photo posted on the post is fixed unlike the layout itself that is fluid, so by all means try to keep your browser opened to it’s maximum amount.
I know these babies [the macarons] are wildly popular because of Serious Eats and a small bit from me.
This is so exciting! I am such a fan of macarons and have been scouring New York trying to relive the experience at Laduree…to no avail. I’m heading up to 51st and Lex immediately if not sooner.
Thank you so much for the shout out Tina! I’m glad that you are still much in love with the macarons :D It was nice to finally eat out together, we should do it again.
Laura: I hope Tafu has them in stock! They sell out so quickly…
Mitzy: You’re welcome! Honestly, you keep improving your macarons as I keep eating them. :) And yes! We should eat out again.
Get well soon! (Kathy told me you got sick over this weekend.)
Has anyone had macaroons from Trois Crepes on the Upper East Side? I’ve heard they’re amazing also.
Sarah: Been there and tried it last year. See photo below…
To sum it up, it wasn’t that good. :(
The new layout looks great!
FN: Thank you!
Love the new layout!
I’ve never had a chance to try Tafu Macarons. However if you are ever in Downtown Denver, Colorado, go to Ships Tavern. They have amazing Macarons for dessert or take out – and they are really excellent.
Not the life of Riley, but close enough for me
So happy that I stumbled onto your blog today. I love it and the pictures you take are mouthwatering. I am so running over to Tafu for some of these macaroons!!
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