Oh, macarons. We love you so, but sometimes we need to try something new. And thanks to Le Mervetty bakery, we?ve found our new go-to treat: mini meringues.
The specialty of the house is a Parisian-style cake made of light, slightly chewy slices of meringue layered with flavored whipped cream (think hazelnut, coffee or chocolate). Then, to top it all off, each is sprinkled with a decadent coating, like dark-chocolate shavings or crispy praline flakes (our favorite).
You don?t need more than a couple bites of the rich and heavenly confection to feel satisfied--which is why we appreciate the two-bite Le Petit size. And if you?re torn between flavors, get an assortment of four ($10) to sample one of everything made fresh in-house that day.
Should you decide to sit at the counter in this shiny white-on-white jewel box and share a meringue cake with a friend, there?s a medium size perfect for two ($5). And for a crowd, order an eight-inch Le Grand Mervetty ($35), a cake that would be sure to wow any hostess who asked you to pick up dessert.
Le Mervetty, 319 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills; 310-804-9409 or lemervetty.com