Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Wackarons

When out-of-town bloggers visit--especially Francophile bloggers--the search is on for macarons. (You know better than to ask me about macaroons, right?) This time we tried Lette on Fair Oaks. Pretty! And lots of flavors. I figure you're supposed to eat them.

Apparently no, not if you're a photo-blogger.

(Pictured: Virginia of Birmingham, Alabama Daily Photo and Paris Through My Lens, and Kathy, aka "the Chieftess," of Mammoth Lakes Daily Photo. Here's Kathy's take on the event.)

29 comments:

dive said...

Yummy AND fun; you can't get better than that.

Julie said...

Those. Look. Amazing.

Ya know, it just dawned on me that I've never had a macaron. Adding that to my list of things that needed to be done yesterday.

Shell Sherree said...

I'm so happy you made a macaron occasion out of it. It does my heart good...

Petrea Burchard said...

It's a fine combination, Dive.

Hi Julie! If the macaron craze hasn't hit El Paso yet, it will. Or a trip to Albuquerque might turn up something. They seem to be everywhere here now, when they weren't a year ago.

Shell, we thought of you...

Trish said...

what better way to spend some time? photographing treats with giggling friends! oui!

altadenahiker said...

Those are some high-powered cameras for a little plate of cookies.

Steven said...

So did those macarons eventually get eaten? They look really good.

Petrea Burchard said...

Oui oui, Trish.

I know, Karin. Manual focus and everything.

They didn't actually get eaten, Steven. More like devoured.

-K- said...

Very nice photo of Virginia. It really captures her enthusiasm for - as much as I could tell - everything.

Irina said...

I like these predatory expressions on faces in both photos. I am macaron predator, too)).
I am so glad that you girls had so great time.

Susan Campisi said...

Such fun photos! Macarons make people happy. I didn't know this place existed and there it is within walking distance of my office. I'm doomed.

Petrea Burchard said...

Kevin, I think you've got that right. Except hiking. That was a no-go.

Irina, someday perhaps you and I will hunt macarons together.

Forgive me, Susan.

Petrea Burchard said...

It occurs to me that if you look at the upper left corner of this blog you'll see the September cover of Pasadena Magazine, which features Lette macarons.

Trish said...

my beloved works for a company with many French folks who work there. Someone brought macarons a few weeks back as a treat. mummph!...that's yum in French, or so I've been told!

Virginia said...

Damn they were good. I can still smell the violette macaron!
V

-K- said...

FYI - if you want to be popular with your co-workers, bring in a box of Trader Joes chocolate macarons.

Petrea Burchard said...

Trish, I've seen them spell it "myam." But I perhaps they pronounce it "mummph!" Those wacky French.
Maybe Virginia knows?

Petrea Burchard said...

K, what a coincidence. I'm heading there right now.

Katie said...

I like that you captured someone looking into the store window at the macaron tower. Anyone watching all of us photographing our macarons prior to eating them must have thought we were a bit nuts. They were delicious, but I look forward to taste-testing other SoCal macarons!

Ms M said...

Looks like a fun time with such delectable treats. A macaron tree for the holidays??

Julie said...

Ah Albuquerque is probably a good bet! And if I can't make it up there I can always swing by Trader Joe's (which hadn't even crossed my mind) next time I'm back up in Ohio.

Patrizzi Intergarlictica said...

Weaving it all in, is an apparent additional talent you possess, Mrs. Sandel.

Petrea Burchard said...

Euro Pane next time, Katie. The sea-salt caramel is myam!

Ms. M, if I had a tree like this I'd have to put it up on Christmas because it wouldn't last from the day before.

Julie, I looked at a map for the closest possibility and that's what came to mind. Not exactly a hop.

I learned weaving in grade school, Patrizzi, but I have a feeling that's not what you're talking about.

Margaret said...

I am a bit wary of the fluourescent ones.

Petrea Burchard said...

I'm the same way, Margaret. Good photo subjects but perhaps not food.

TheChieftess said...

Who could resist taking pics of those delectable morsels???

Trish said...

ironically, in Hebrew, mayim is water, which one might use to wash these morsels down. I think the French folks at the office were just scarfing them down too quickly for me to understand anything other than mmmmmm!

and just because they are "neon" doesn't mean they are delicious! C'mon, doesn't anyone remember the 60's and 70's?!?!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

What a delightful photo and evidence of all the fun that was had. I thought about all of you and was there in spirit, taking imaginary bites out of the macarons. (V has already put me on notice to replicate the cassis/lemon)

Oh, the word is miam-miam, translated as yum yum, and pronounced myum-myum with a very faint "m" at the beginning.

Bises,
Genie

Petrea Burchard said...

Thank you for the spelling and the translation, Genie!