The weather is hot this summer, so for those of you who get to enjoy some cooler nights around your fire pit making s’mores… lucky you. We New York City dwellers will be enjoying our campfire treats a different way. Chef Francois Payard is converting our classic American favorite into a nice French treat. Macaron’s are all the rage as we know, not only from my recent article on Under The Apron, but because these light and delicate but flavorful desserts can be made into any flavor you desire.  These airy pastries are “Flavor Trend Setters” and Chef Francois Payard is bringing us an iconic flavor in a new and bold way.

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Golden Brown Marshmallow and Chocolate Ganache center surrounded by crisp Graham Cracker shells; holy yum! You can too purchase these at Francois Payard Bakery and FP Patisserie: Manhattan locations. Prices are pretty good for NYC too, $2.50 each, $5.00 for two, and $7.50 for three. Pair this sweet treat with a refreshing Brewed Tea Cocktail or an Espresso Martini for some added fun.


Always remember, eat what you like and drink what you love!