Monday, August 23, 2010

Citron Vert, Citron, Pistache! -- Miam-Miam!


Citron vert, citron, pistache! Citron vert, citron, pistache! Citron vert, citron, pistache! Miam-miam! Say it three times quickly and while you do, I will eat as many of these macarons as I can. My guess is that there are more than 60 of these little beauties and that we'll still have plenty to share! Although I have only bought macarons individually or by the box, you can buy a tower. This pâtisserie sells the towers by height with an estimate of the number of macarons. Can you imagine going to a wedding party and hovering around a macaron tower while trying not to look like a pig?

This is Gérard Mulot en juin and the line extended out the door and around the corner. There are smudges on this glass as a result of my lèche-vitrines. I think that this French word originated with someone actually licking a window like this! Que pensez-vous?

Soon I will tell you a more personal story about les macarons.


Gérard Mulot
76, rue de Seine
Métro Odéon, Métro Mabillon

23 comments:

Alexa said...

Now that's the way to start the week! I'm looking forward to your macaron story—meanwhile, make mine pistachio, s'il te plait.

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

Bien sûr that's probably why they called it lèche-vitrines! Beautiful colours and flavours :) Miam miam, donnez-moi tous les macarons svp.

"All things French" said...

Hi Genie: that macaron tower looks superb! yesterday I went into the city to check out a little stall at the east-end markets it's called "French Macarons by Pastille Petite Desserts" and she had a selection of about 8 different flavours. I chose 2x passionfruit 2x peanut butter 1x french vanilla and of course 1x chocolate : my very favourite was the peanut butter miam!!
~Dianne~

Starman said...

I saw some very nice looking macarons here in Frankfurt the other day.

Shell Sherree said...

Difficult choice ~ I think I'll reach for Citron, today. {The colours here took me back to the 70s!}

Genie said...

Alexa -- I'll send some pistache macarons your way -- I agree that it's a great start for the week ahead!

Brittany -- I'll share with you, too!

Dianne -- I have not had peanut butter. Was that the filling or the macaron itself? Sounds good anyway!

Starman -- Hope you grabbed some to take along on your journey!

Shell -- The color combinations of towers and other arrangements of les macarons are stunning!

Indie.Tea said...

Yum, I want those. I love macarons!

JM said...

What a great display! I'll thake the pistache! :-)

Virginia said...

Je voudrais trois pistache, s'il vour plait! :)
V

Paris Paul said...

While I lust admit that I don't have much of a sweet tooth, I like the aesthetic of a macaron pine tree!

Genie said...

Indie.Tea -- There are plenty to share!

JM and Virginia -- I think that the pistache are my favorite also (with buttercream filling)!

Paul -- I think you made a little Freudian slip when you said "I lust" -- maybe you like them more than you think! hah!

hollyb said...

Miam-miam! I've not had citron vert before...might have to try to create something!

And maybe THAT can be my birthday "cake" in december!

Genie said...

Ah bien sûr ma chère fille! On with the pâtisserie challenge en decembre!

Bises,
Maman

M said...

Genie, absolutely beautiful miam! Je prefere caramel au beurre sale, mais je goûterai le citron s'il vous plait!

shari @ little blue deer said...

Delightfully delicious! Mr. Deer just bought some meringue powder at Williams Sonoma, I'm expecting a delicious French treat soon! XX!

Genie said...

M -- I will gladly pick some citron macarons from my tree and order you up some divine caramel au beurre salé to go!

Shari -- Get out! Don't tell me that Mr. Deer makes les macarons! If he does, you will become quite popular with les connaisseurs de macarons!

Paula said...

That's quite a monument, and I love all the shades of green.

Rob said...

I'll bet you can't have just one.

Genie said...

Paula -- It is nice to find a close neighbor in the blog-world! Glad to "meet" you!

Randy said...

What a wonderful way to start the week. I also forgot to mention how much I love your banner photo. Have a wonderful day.

Sara Louise said...

Pistache - my favorite!

Nina said...

I love macarons. Cant wait to hear the perosnal story.
In the meantime I´ll practise Citron vert, citron, pistache! Citron vert, citron, pistache! Citron vert, citron, pistache!

Genie said...

Nina -- I have saved some just for you (and more to come)!

Sara -- I'll have plenty of pistache macarons for you and The Husband.

Randy -- Thank you. I love the scene of the banner and having been there. It makes me happy!

Rob -- It IS hard to eat just one but if you have a "stash" of them you know that you can have another later!