As you know, I'm dating D... and I guess with all that has happened in the several weeks we've been an item, I finally felt like his girlfriend when he brought me home a little something from LA. I had mentioned a time or two that what I miss most about NYC was being able to get macarons because they simply aren't available around where I live (at least the quality I'm used to).
The macarons he brought back were really yummy. D surprised me by handing me a cute chartreuse gift box when I picked him up at the airport. He was slightly bashful about it? Prefacing that he had gotten me these because they were supposedly the best in LA, but he didn't know how they'd compare to the ones I'd had in NYC. Admittedly, I was a bit crabby because I'd had a trying weekend (and had just spent a small fortune to fly to my cousin's wedding at the end of June), so he's like "I'm going to open this and give you one and it'll make you feel better."
He basically stuffed my mouth with a colombian coffee macaroon, which was just the sweetness I needed to get out of my funk (after he let me vent in the car too!). I'm so glad he's back for a few days, even though I know he has to head back out of town for another business trip and he's too busy while he's in town to see me much.
I have to say the 'lette macarons are pretty amazing. My favorite macarons that I've had come from La Maison du Chocolat, but they are a different kind of macaron as they are filled with chocolate ganache and as that shop specializes in chocolate of course their chocolate macarons are top notch. 'lette macarons are equally good in their own way.
My assortment of macarons had 2 caribbean chocolate, 2 sicilian pistachio (he asked for extras because I'd told him that was my fave!), salted caramel, rose, violet cassis, raspberry, sweet wedding almond, earl grey tea, and coconut. I have to say the rose and violet cassis were interesting and good, but probably not something I would have gotten on my own. Unfortunately, I'm allergic to raspberry so I gave that to S, who said it was delicious (sigh!). The sweet wedding almond was good, but my favorites in the box were the salted caramel, the earl grey tea, the coconut, caribbean chocolate, and the sicilian pistachio!
My first surprise from him and it put a giant smile on my face because it was thoughtful and sweet (literally!) and super yummy!