You Tell Us: Where Are the World’s Best Macarons?
From Paris to Tokyo, New York and your hometown, tell us about the most memorable, most indulgent macaron you've ever experienced.
It’s the ultimate indulgence: the watercolour tint, delicate texture and refined flavour of the macaron.
Its light-as-air, flaky outer shell and smooth, moist interior elevate a simple base of almond, sugar and egg white to an objet d’art. When set off with a coordinating or contrasting flavour of jam, ganache or buttercream filling—creating a gerbet—the result is a pastry passion that well deserves the international ardour it’s been inspiring in recent years. The coveted confection’s petite size makes the experience of eating it all the more precious.
The macaron also enjoys intense popularity in Asia. Several French pâtissiers, including Dalloyau and Pierre Hermé (which opened its first boutique in the city in 1998), have multiple, ever-bustling boutiques in Tokyo.
In the Americas, the debate continues over where to find the confection’s best representatives. In New York City, for instance, many prefer the Stateside outposts of Paris’ La Maison du Chocolat, while others contend that smaller local shops like Cours la Reine and Bisous Ciao are the true gems.
You Tell Us
Thankfully for the rest of the world, macaron perfection can be found beyond Paris. Tell us: Where are your favourites? From haute to hole-in-the-wall, we’d love to know where you think we can find the world’s best macaron. And your response may even find its way into the next edition of Four Seasons Magazine, which will be in guestrooms in September. Executive Editor Susan Weissman shares her top source: Mark It With G on New York’s Shelter Island. Now it’s your turn, using the form that follows.