Since the whole winery hopping thing got in the way of restaurant hopping on our last trip to Napa, we couldn’t find enough time to make it to Keller’s Bouchon in Yountville. I had completely forgotten that there was even a NYC location until we luckily stumbled upon it after a tourist stop at the observation deck at 30 Rock. All that NYC walking had really tired us out and we were in major need of a caffeine and sugar fix and this was just the place for a quick recharge. The coffee was nice and strong and the macarons were some of the most gorgeous that I’ve ever seen–really almost too beautiful to eat. They were giant-almost the size of my whole palm, so we decided to split the pistachio flavored one. There was not one crack in the shell and they had the nice little feet that I have many times failed to replicate when baking these myself. Even better, there was just the right amount of crunch that gave way to a soft inside and a delicious buttercream filling–the overall effect being heavenly. Now I just wish I knew their secret to creating this perfect little confection!
View from the top of 30 Rock.