Lunch: Tuesday, April 14, 2009

photo37Look at them there, all lined up. So, so pretty.

I’m a sucker for all things rainbow colored, and Macaron Cafe‘s macarons — and the brightly-colored cafe in which they’re sold — are no exception. The walls here are pink, the menu written out in multi-colored chalk, the staff all smiles and lilting French accents.

It all makes you just want to sit back, and stay a while. Which is exactly what I did when I saw a seat open up (there are only about eight seats total in the whole place).

photo38photo212I’ve only just begun to work my way through the menu, which includes about 20 sandwich and salad options, a daily soup and a daily special entree. But my first pick, the Siciliano sandwich … OMG.

Between the savory Bressaola (Italian dry-aged beef), the silky-smooth fresh mozzarella, the brightness of the fresh basil, the acidity of the cherry tomatoes, the saltiness of the giant capers — all drizzled with olive oil and tucked inside a very traditional, and very crusty, baguette — it may take some time to move on.

COST: $9.20 (sandwich and one macaron)
PREP TIME: However long it takes to imagine Midtown slip away … and become Paris.

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3 thoughts on “Lunch: Tuesday, April 14, 2009

    1. I’m not disagreeing, but in a neighborhood where a two-bite mini-Toblerone bar goes for $0.75, a homemade macaron for $1.50 doesn’t seem so bad. If nothing else, they make for a good Twitter background. 🙂

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