It's a wonder that The Little Next Door can be as darling as it is, with French cuisine as delicious as it is, yet have desserts that are so mediocre you could cry. You might recall my less than glowing review on their flourless chocolate cake here. Now it's the macaroons.
It's pretty hard to go wrong with macaroons.. and if you're a french restaurant, you really should be able to nail these Parisian, almond cookies. Yet the macaroons from The Little Next Door have continuously underwhelmed me. This time the meringue was over-cooked and crispy and the fillings were thick and dense, like little lard patties.
While these macaroons have the tasty ingredients to be delicious, the execution is simply not Melt-in-your-Mouth-Good.