Thursday, February 7, 2013

{foodie adventure} macaron by patisse.

2.2.13 - macaron by patisse with jojo.
2.2.13 - macaron by patisse with jojo.
2.2.13 - macaron by patisse with jojo.
2.2.13 - macaron by patisse with jojo.
2.2.13 - macaron by patisse with jojo.
2.2.13 - macaron by patisse with jojo.
2.2.13 - macaron by patisse with jojo.
2.2.13 - macaron by patisse with jojo.
2.2.13 - macaron by patisse with jojo.
2.2.13 - macaron by patisse with jojo.
 Pictures by Jin Chu Ferrer of Contradiction of Sorts.

Per Miss Jen Tabangcora's caption of her Macaron by Patisse Instagram pic:

"I know where to find Jin next time she's in Houston :) @jin_chu"

Oh, fa sho. Ain't gotta tell me twice. And so Little Chu + I moseyed on over to the newest, swankest, chicest macaron shoppe in Houston (by far!) this past weekend. Must be all that River Oaks juju vibin' and jivin' up in this patisserie. Everything looked almost too pretty to touch! But nevermind that. We came here for the macarons. ;-)

Just to be totally honest, we cop'd all the macaron flavors avail that day. And ate it all before we left the patisserie. =X Hey, the friendly reminder found inside one of the pastry boxes said to enjoy the goods in room temp. We had a full day's worth of errands to run afterwards and the macarons would have been sweating it out in the hot, hot car. We couldn't have that. Besides, it gave us ChuChu sisters enough time to chat with one of the store owners (Hi, Mohammed!) and take a gander around the shoppe.

With Coco Chai Tea in hand, we went to town with our macaron loot. Blueberry Vanilla Bean + Ferrero were JoJo's faves, Matcha Green Tea mine. But the ChuChu unanimous fave was this giant heart-shaped Lychee Raspberry macaron with Rose buttercream in all it's pink'd out glory. It took 10 heavenly bites, maybe 12, to finish off this gigantor of a macaron, and oh em gee was it mind-blowing delicious. I've read somewhere that the macarons here are 50 calories each and gluten-free. That's even more of a reason to come back. ;-)

besos ... jin.

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