Yesterday, tuesday in Lille, France. This little town is only 30 minutes away from where I live in Belgium. Without the speed limits it would only be 15 minutes. Something like a ride from JFK to Manhattan. Mind you, Paris is at merely 300 km away too, but I prefer this little town, it could even be named Little Paris if you like.
It struck me how many macarons were in the windows of the pâtisseries and the prices they ask for this. Yep, they're still trendy. Prices from 0,75€ up to 2,5€ per piece. This is far too much IMO! How much would you want to pay for something like that?
A few pictures;
- Lille center place. On any saturday, this whole town would be packed with people. I prefer a slow tuesday...
- Pâtisserie Meert. Very wellknown, recently also in Paris. Macarons at 1,2€ a piece...
- Other pâtissier. Macarons chocolat/foie gras or foie gras/fleur de sel or pomme/foie gras; all at 2,5€ per piece, and they are very, very small!!
- A creative pâtissier; mini macarons on top of one-persons pastries; 4,10€ per person
While we're there;
- Rue de la Monnaie in le vieux Lille, plenty of tiny bistros, including my favorite one "Le Porthos" which is not on this picture.
- The french alternative for speed or other amfetamines. Dark roasted. This is what you get when you ask for "un café" aka a coffee. A few sips of fast working body fuel. Delicious.
So, back on topic,I repeat my question; how much would you want to pay for a simple macaron?