Macaron maven uwsister has added a new stop to her rotation: Mille-feuille. This two-month-old shop in the Village, whose chef worked in Paris under the tutelage of macaron god Pierre Hermé, won her over with its vanilla variety, assertively flavored yet not overpowering.
Her macaron-enchanted husband prefers Mille-feuille's intense mocha to the one from Bisous Ciao, the hound darling on the Lower East Side, but favors the latter's brighter, cleaner fruit flavors.
plafield sampled the chocolate, vanilla, and pistachio macarons and found them "excellent, a great balance of cookie to filling with great consistency," if a bit denser than he'd like. Hounds are also drooling over Mille-feuille's other wares—croissants, brioches, and the namesake napoleonlike mille-feuille, among others—but haven't yet gotten around to them. "Next time we'll be coming here for our breakfast pastry!" plafield resolves.
Mille-feuille [Greenwich Village]
552 LaGuardia Place (between W. Third and Bleecker streets), Manhattan