Monday, October 18, 2010

Baby Got Mac

Lei Chic Your dog mistook your new Kate Spade pumps for a fire hydrant. Your guy informed you that he “needs some space.” And your boss chewed you out for a mistake she made.

It’s one of those just-shoot-me days. You need comfort food, stat!

Your options? Carb-tastic mac-n-cheese, gravy-slathered mac' salad, or anything deep-fried from McDonald's will suffice. Too bad they'll all take you from micro to macro in no time.

Luckily, there is one crumb of comfort you can indulge in — a scrumptious Wooden Spoon macaron.

Owner Maris Stevens makes each bite-sized treat by hand at her family’s restaurant on Kaua‘i, giving the French pastries a touch of aloha by infusing Pacific Rim-inspired purees into the creamy ganache centers. With filling flavors like mango, lychee, pineapple, lilikoi and haupia, the macarons offer sweet, tropical bliss, perfectly sandwiched between two smooth cookie domes. You can also bite into her more traditional yet equally delectable options chocolate, tiramisu, espresso and honey-vanilla.

The most mac-nificent part? Made with almond flour, egg whites, sugar and confectioner’s sugar, the melt-in-your-mouth delights are completely gluten-free.

So you can fend off those mac attacks.
Without biting off more than you can chew.

Wooden Spoon macarons are available on Kaua‘i at Verde Restaurant, Kapa’a Shopping Center, 4-1101 Kuhio Hwy., Kapa‘a, 808.821.1400, and via online order at

Posted on Monday, October 18, 2010 in Permalink

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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.

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