Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Posted by BAKE-EN at 4:54 PM
Madeleine Patisserie in NYC on 23rd Street is charming. It's one of those cute places that you want to put in a box and keep all to yourself. I was lucky enough to go there and enjoyed a huge crunchy almond croissant with a piping hot cup of coffee. 10:00 AM seems to be a great time to go there because I easily found a cozy seat in the cafe area (it was a weekday). The almond croissant was the twice baked variety which I really like. If you place your order to stay they give you a cute silver tray with your goodies on it.
One important thing to mention about Madeleine is that though they do have an impressive array of Madeleines; the real draw is their huge selection of french macaroons. They can have up to 25 types of macaroons lining their silver trays in an impressive array of colors on any given day. My personal favorites were the caramel fleur de sel and almond. I forgot to take pictures of them before we dove in! Here are the remnants of the lavender-nougat, almond and chocolate.