Literally just discovered Macaron Café, just a few blocks from my new office. Was a little worried at first that it was going to be yet another wannabe-Parisian, slightly kitschy café, particularly considering the bright pink walls and staff in maids’ aprons. Even the discovery that they served Mariage Frères tea was only slightly encouraging.
So, I’m so pleased to have been proven wrong when the food arrived. Absolutely delicious, and on par with my Parisian sensibilities. I had the quiche au saumon, served with a fresh salad topped with an mustard dressing. My partner in crime opted for the Paris sandwich - a riff on the traditional jambon fromage we know and love, this time with cornichons and a whole wheat baguette.
Honestly, neither of us have had these dishes at this level in a long time. In Paris, they would be pretty standard, but here, in New York, they stand out.
Also, it helps that the staff are all French, and happily spoke French with us. New spot to be a regular? I think yes.
Finished off the meal with their signature macarons. Tasty but not quite light enough. But then, I’ve yet to find one in the states on par with France. Must be something in the water.