Thursday, February 2, 2023

Mizner Park goes French

The moment we posted up a photo of Le Macaron on Boca Raton magazine’sInstagram, people were raving. I don’t blame them. It’s a quaint little shop, located next to Sloan’s Ice Cream in the southwest section of Mizner Park.

Owned by a French couple freshly relocated from France (they moved here in January), Le Macaron is a French pastry lovers dream. On top of their purely handmade macarons – no pastry molds here! – Aurelie and Thierry bake les pains aux chocolats, les croissants, les madeleines, les raisins croissants and les meringues in-house every morning.

They also have a selection of drinks from Perrier to hot chocolate. Orangina caught my eye, and if you’re looking for good coffee, this is the place to go. Face it – a Starbucks espresso is nowhere near strong enough to jumpstart your morning.

The beautiful little chocolates and swirls of gelato are as much eye candies as they are actual sweets. But what really got me – though I was already sold – was Aurelie and Thierry’s effortless hospitality.

If you stop in for a macaron … or two … ok, maybe three, you can sit and chat with Aurelie without feeling like just another customer they’re trying to get in and out of the door. Thierry might tell you the story about how his then-baby-daughter would never fall asleep if he held her with his right arm. “Only the left,” he says with a laugh. And how Alicia Keys’s and Jay-Z’s “Empire State of Mind” turned out to be her lullaby.

So pick a spot at one of their indoor tables and admire the beautiful wooden floors, the large wooden ceiling beams and the adorable modular displays. Or snag an outdoor table where you get a clear view of the minimalist, yet chic window display of macarons.

For a list of prices, see the photo below.

Le Macaron is located at 331 Plaza Real, Boca Raton. For more information, call 561/245-7281 or visit their Facebook page.

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