But first of all, may I present to you the most divine macaroons my teeth have sunk into. From where you say?
This shop made an appearance in Gossip Girl at the very last episode of Season 2 I believe. When Chuck actually flew all the way to Paris to buy Queen 'B' these lil' babies because they were her favourite.
Touted by websites and guidebooks as the 'Chanel of bakeries and macaroons', these gorgeous things did not disappoint!
I have tried Paul's macaroons (you can find this patisserie around London. Just see Mars's post below) and LaDuree's as well. LaDuree's are a tad bit too sweet for me. I don't taste the individual flavours, I only taste sugar!
These on the other hand, you can taste every single flavour thats made. :) My favourite will always be pistachio. But vanilla with matcha (green tea) filling comes close in 2nd. And the blackcurrant with chocolate is also divine!
You can view more of their macaroon flavours at their website here.
But these are not for the faint hearted in terms of expenditure. Priced by weight, (because the buttercream is not consistent) a box of 7 macaroons will set you back about 9.80euros. My colleague was shocked when I told him how much they cost. Haha.
Time to consult Nigella Lawson's Domestic Goddess recipe book to learn how to produce my own pistachio macaroons. Apparently the copy I have is quite good.