Forget cupcake craze, try macarons

We first saw them in Paris, then in a Hayes Valley shop in San Francisco. Now they’re everywhere you go in New York City and elsewhere around the world. No, we’re not talking about the outcroppings of cupcake shops like Crumbs. We’re talking macarons. Those divinely-colored, brilliantly delicious European creations.

The names themselves are nearly edible:  not just white chocolate, cassis and passion fruit, but also Violette Flower, Rose et Lichee, and Nutella. One place to try is Macaron Café on West 36th Street east of Seventh Avenue.