Favorite

Style & Substance: Little Kisses 

click to enlarge macaronstanda.jpg

Sandwiched between two soft, round, airy, nut-flecked layers is a squeeze of impossibly rich ganache. Are they cookies or are they tiny cakes? It's hard to tell, although baker and food blogger Veronica Perez calls them by their French name, macarons. These aren't your grocery store's coconut-laced lumps, however. Instead, Perez makes an addictive French concoction that straddles the divide between meringue and buttery pastry to create something approaching transcendent deliciousness. Combinations like chocolate-coffee, pistachio-chocolate or the more basic raspberry are impossible to decide between, so a mixed box of 24 for $35 is the perfect solution to a guilty pleasure's stickiest problem.

You can order them now for home delivery (332-8699 or petitesbouchees@gmail.com) or delay gratification until springtime, when Perez sets up shop at the 17th Street Farmers' Market. www.petitesbouchees.com.

Tags:

Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

  • Re: Safety Town bites the dust.

    • For some reason, Safetytown popped into my mind this morning. Sad to see it's gone…

    • on May 8, 2017
  • Re: Richmond's Craft Beer Industry is Overwhelmingly White. How Can That Be Changed?

    • BAFGA,"scoffed at restaurants outside the city"?,I'm not sure about the "scoffing" part,but how many Denny's…

    • on May 7, 2017
  • Re: Richmond's Craft Beer Industry is Overwhelmingly White. How Can That Be Changed?

    • According to Style Weekly, the Richmond area ends at the city limits. Always has been,…

    • on May 1, 2017
  • More »
  • Latest in Belle

    More by Brandon Fox

    Copyright © 2017 Style Weekly
    Richmond's alternative for news, arts, culture and opinion
    All rights reserved
    Powered by Foundation