Friday, April 15, 2011

Paulette Macarons - Los Angeles, CA

Last weekend I finally made my way to Paulette Macarons inside a shopping center in Little Tokyo with Sister K. It's been a couple of weeks since I did my last macaron review and I thought it was time to do another one. A couple of weeks is just too long a span of time to go without macarons. Know what I mean? So what lead me here? Well Sister K was searching for a place to have breakfast one morning and came across a cafe near where I lived. I told her that I was actually working on a post for Macaron Battle 2 and that was one of the contenders. She told me that they did not make their macarons in house and instead purchased them from Paulette Macarons. Interesting, I said. Turns out that Paulette has two locations. One in Beverly Hills where the macarons are actually made and a retail location in the heart of Little Tokyo. We went to the closer location which was in Little Tokyo.

Grand Opening! This location in Little Tokyo is brand spankin' new!

The interior of the shop is white with simple modern decor. Kind of like a lot of frozen yogurt shops these days. In fact, there was a frozen yogurt shop right next door.

Just look at all these beautiful colors!

My thoughts on these macarons? Well Paulette has a wide range of flavors but they just did not rank very highly with me. They were of the correct size (some places tend to make them too big or too small). The outer shell was not very delicate. In fact, Sister K was flicking at one with her fingers to illustrate to me how durable the shell was, which is not how they should be. When made correctly, the shells would break if you were just a little too heavy handed with them. I purchased a box of 12 to sample the different flavors. Sister K actually purchased one of each on display that day, which came out to 14 different flavors. My favorite flavor was coconut and sweet wedding almond. I still like the ones from Pacific Bakery in Little Saigon more. However, I will likely buy the two mentioned flavor should I ever walk pass this place again but I won't be making the drive just to get them.

Paulette Macarons
333 S Alameda St #103
Los Angeles, CA
(213) 621-4457


Jean said...

Madison, I'm not a huge fan of macarons, but perhaps I just haven't had the right one! Since you are the macaron authority, I'll definitely skip the ones that don't pass muster with you and Sister K!

Glenn Jones said...

Hope you stopped at Daikokuya for some ramen!