by Steven Doyle
The golden child of our modern pastry chef is the venerable macaron. This is the delicious tiny bite of amazing flavor that has a slight snap that gently relents to a bit of gooey blast of jamminess in its lush interior. The macaron is the toast of Paris and celebrated in tea salons delivering a taste sensation without all the fuss of things like “fat” and “calories”. The macaron is poised with elegance, sophistication, and a thing of beauty in its seemingly effortless brilliance. The macaron.
The macaron has its birthright from Italy, brought into this world by Catherine de Medicis in 1533 at the time of her marriage to the Duc d’Orleans who became king of France in 1547 as Henry II. The very name macaron has the same origin as that the word macaroni, meaning fine dough. Continue reading
In honor of National Macaron Day, Friday March 20, Bisous Bisous Patisserie is celebrating with a week full of macaron- themed fun. Follow Bisous Bisous Patisserie on Facebook to guess the flavor of the featured Mystery-Macaron for a chance to win a box of Chef Andrea Meyer’s signature French cookies. The winners and the flavor will be announced Thursday at 3:00 p.m. Continue reading
Bisous Bisous Patisserie opens today as West Village’s newest addition 3700M in January 2015 with design by Tiffany Nichols of NexSpaces and construction completed by Benge General Contracting. The 1,200 square foot space located at 3700 McKinney Avenue, Suite #150 will feature an open kitchen, retail shop and full Coyote Noble coffee bar.
Specializing in a large variety of unique French-style pastries including French macarons, tarts, éclairs, croissants, and cakes, the original creations are made from scratch daily using the finest ingredients. A rotating selection of delectable offerings features seasonally inspired flavors. Peppermint, gingerbread and eggnog macarons, Bûche de Noël , dark chocolate peppermint tarts and iced shortbread cookies are now available for the holiday season. Continue reading