Having a bit of a Spanish moment over here at the Chateau. Talk about brilliant product showcasing. I can't think of anything more beauteous and clever than the Theurel & Thomas Maison du Macaron. Located in Nuevo León, Mexico. Click on the pics for enlarged images. Mira!
Frenchie asked what was the allure of macarons because as far as pastry is concerned it ain't the greatest. I reasoned that macarons are so much more than just treats. They're almost like edible jewels. Opening a beautiful box of tissue encased bright pompous little macarons smiling back at you, daring you to eat one is...so much more than having a snack. It's experiential. I think these guys really develop that, using their macarons as decor in the space. I can't love it enough.
Big ups to A212 and Rock My Blog for turning me onto these.
So how about you? Why do you love macarons? The taste? The experience? Or do you think it's all bunk and would gladly rather a crumbly buttery croissant on a battered cafe table?