After one year and a little bit of intensive searches for the best macarons in Berlin, last week I felt closer than ever to the end of the challenge. At Mon Plaisir Chocolaterie, on Pappelallee 9, macarons are served in different colours and flavours. They are blue, as a violet and blackcurrant - sweet, fresh and fondant - or honey beige, with some traces of sesame seeds - Yuzu, the halwa flavoured embellished with a fine drop of chocolate - or they have small points of green, the traces of mint and the taste of summer fresh chocolate.
My choice was minimal, the sweet treats after a long lunch, out of an insensitive richness of flavours and colours. I wanted a good outdoors spot at one of the wooden garden tables, keeping at bay the many sweet temptations calling my name indoors: French chocolate, biscuits, cakes and, again, many many macarons. The coffee was normal, not necessarily strong, but my mind was already set in admiration for every bit of the fine chocolate of the macarons.
With so much French being spoken around me - the maitre patissier is, you guessed, French - and the big generous box of macarons, you know where you can find me for the rest of the summer.