Maison de Macarons' cookies come in a variety of flavors, including lemon, caramel and vanilla bean. — Photo courtesy of Maison de Macarons
One of Savannah’s best-kept–and tastiest–secrets sits in a nondescript shopping center in Midtown Savannah. Maison de Macarons is a patisserie dedicated to art of the French macaron, a dessert that’s growing in popularity on this side of the Atlantic.
Forget everything you know about traditional coconut-based macaroons: French macarons are entirely different. The two-inch confections feature a buttercream or chocolate ganache filling sandwiched between two meringue-based cookies. The meringue is made with egg whites, sugar and almond flour, while the filling can contain a variety of ingredients depending on the flavor you choose. All of the macarons are naturally gluten free.
Maison de Macarons’ cookies come in a variety of flavors, each more delicious than the next. From a perfectly tart key lime and refreshing raspberry to a decadent bourbon pecan and rich salted caramel, each macaron packs in an extraordinary amount of flavor.
The macarons are all freshly made at the store by proprietors Amy Shippy and Laura Hale. The duo have not only perfected the 16th-century art of macaron making, they have made the ordering experience easy for customers with a smart-phone based inventory and payment system.
The macarons can be packaged and shipped anywhere in the U.S. — Photo courtesy of Maison de Macarons
Patrons can enjoy a macaron, along with a cup of coffee or tea, at one of the store’s tables or take them to go. The macarons can also be purchased by the box and shipped anywhere in the country.