Macaron ice cream sandwich – Melt

Macaron ice cream sandwich - Melt
Chocolate coconut ice cream and strawberry macarons.
Melt, Auckland NZ

Omg, this was SO good! I loved the chocolate coconut flavor of the ice cream and it had a great firm texture. The macaron was also very yummy. A great afternoon treat!

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Chamomile vinegar macaron – Volt

Chamomile vinegar macaron - Volt
With foie gras filling. Brunch five course tasting menu $55
Volt, Frederick MD

Mmm, this lil’ bite was delicious! What a fabulous way to kick off brunch. I didn’t get a lot of the chamomile flavor, which is fine since the foie gras really shined through.

Assorted cookies and desserts – Tordomatto

Assorted cookies and desserts - Tordomatto
“Tradition” tasting menu €65
Tordomatto, Rome ITALY

These were really yummy bites that arrived after the main dessert course. They were delicious and had were in a variety of textures which made it fun to eat while reflecting on the lovely meal that was consumed. Mmm…

Bill container - Tordomatto
The bill came in this cute metal box.

Assorted macarons – Fresh Flours

Assorted macarons - Fresh Flours
Passion fruit, black currant, earl grey, chocolate, green tea, and raspberry. Each $1.35
Fresh Flours, Seattle WA

Assorted macarons - Fresh Flours
Omg, I’m in heaven! I bought a box of these to take to a family event because everybody loves macarons! My nieces and nephews can destroy these things in zero seconds flat. As macarons go, these were very good and the staff at Fresh Flours were great.

Assorted macarons - Fresh Flours

Coconut cake – Luce

Coconut cake - Luce
Figs, honey ricotta sherbet. Tasting menu $95
Luce, San Francisco CA

Coconut cake - Luce
This dessert was REALLY pretty, but I don’t know if everything came together seamlessly. I liked all the individual components but the flavors didn’t really gel for me. But then again I’m not a huge dessert person in the first place.

Mini macarons - Luce
Mini macarons. Oh, how I love macarons!

Assorted macarons – Paul

Assorted macarons - Paul
Chocolate, coconut, raspberry, citron, caramel, pistachio. 8,70€
Paul, Paris FR

Assorted macarons - Paul
I grabbed these macarons at Gare du Nord. I had bought some fancier ones from Pierre Herme as gifts. I later found that the Pierre Herme macarons didn’t survive the hot weather though, aww. 😦 The Paul macarons did survive. I ate some on the train leaving Paris and they were pretty good. They definitely weren’t as soft and delicate as the ones from Pierre Herme. Those were super fancy and expensive.

Gare du Nord
Gare du Nord train station. I love the public transportation in Paris, it’s SO much more extensive and efficient than what we have in San Francisco (Muni and Bart both suck!).