Further proving the theory that macarons are the new cupcakes, Uptown's West Village now has its very own supplier: Bisous Bisous Patisserie opened this morning at the base of the swanky 3700M building with a fully stocked pastry case that includes a rainbow assortment of the delicate French cookies along with other Francophile-friendly confections such as eclairs, lemon meringue tarts, and chocolate mousse. Bisous Bisous comes just on the heels of the Bishop Arts District's JOY Macarons, which debuted late last year.
The macarons — which just so happen to be gluten-free, for those who concern themselves with such matters — come in flavors like pistachio, hazelnut, coffee, salted caramel, and a peanut butter and jelly flavor that's colored a vivid shade of grape-y purple. Individual macarons are $2.25, or save a couple bucks by assembling a box of 12 for $25.
Pastry chef-owner Andrea Meyer launched Bisous Bisous in 2013 and has previously hawked her wares at the White Rock Local Market, as well as supplying places like Ascension Coffee and NorthPark's table-service coffee shop, Nespresso Cafe. Her resume also includes a stint working for culinary demi-god Thomas Keller's Bouchon Bakery and Bouchon Bistro in Yountville, California.
Unfortunately for West Village denizens seeking a post-dinner treat, Bisous Bisous will only keep daylight hours, closing down shop at 3 p.m. daily. (Hey, there's always Yumilicious and Paciugo.) The bakery is open 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, closed Mondays.