The French Classic: Le Boudoir
Here's how you know you're in for a real treat: The in-house Paris-trained pastry chef is also the owner. As such, Vincent Benoliel knows the exact way to make the perfect macaron, balancing the tricky almond-egg-sugar ratio. The standard-bearer for local French fare, this spot not only features the classics, but also a couple of experimental tastes, like rose petal, that vary from season to season.
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Not only can you find Atelier Monnier's macarons all around the city — from the location at Dadeland Plaza to hordes of farmers' markets (including one of our favorites on Lincoln Road) and pop-ups — but you can also order these sweet treats online, sans stress. The vibrant assortment, which includes flavors like fleur de sel caramel and cassis violet coffee, comes pre-packaged…or you can call in with special orders. ($19 for 12 macarons).
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The SoBe Solution: PAUL
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