Itzy Bitzy Patisserie Macarons for February

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.

February's macaron flavorsFebruary’s flavors

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).

Stacks of macaronsStacks of macarons

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.)


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  1. Danny says:

    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…

  2. thewanderingeater says:

    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.

  3. Laura says:

    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.

  4. Mitzy says:

    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.

  5. thewanderingeater says:

    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.)

  6. thewanderingeater says:

    Sarah: Been there and tried it last year. See photo below…

    Trois Crepes' Macarons

    To sum it up, it wasn’t that good. :(

  7. Gill says:

    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

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