The weekend before last I headed down to the city from upstate NY to visit some grad school friends that I hadn’t seen in a few years, which was so great! On Friday night after eating at a Greek place, we baked a batch of red velvet cupcakes and a loaf, then ate most of it while drinking wine and watching youtube videos. Honey badger don’t care!
We went into Manhattan the next day where we walked around 5th Avenue (I finally went into the crazy Apple store), then meandered through Central Park. At this point, I thought I’d try to look up the whereabouts of the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck via twitter, but it turned out that they had gone to Maine for a friend’s wedding. Sad panda.
But then a lightbulb flashed, and I said I wanted to look for macarons! Luckily I found out at that point that my friend Amanda was obsessed with them and had even had some at the famed Ladurée in Paris. Jealous!
It turned out that we actually weren’t too far from a macaron-devoted bakery: Macaron Café! Once there, we were greeted with the biggest selection of macarons I have seen yet. This was actually only the second time I had really tried them at a bakery though, and there were only about five flavors the first time. The shop was very small and cute with a little seating area in the back. The menu also listed breakfast, salads, sandwiches, daily specials, and beverages, but we just bought macarons and left. Continue reading »