At French Memories in Cohasset on the South Shore, it is all in the name
A slight difference in spelling can mean a considerable difference in dessert. Unlike a coconut “macaroon,” the delicately flavored French “macaron” is a sandwich-shaped cookie that is crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. While extremely popular in France, macarons are hard to find in the United States. For a rare taste, you can visit French Memories in Cohasset.
Anne and Jean-Jacques Gabanelle, who owns French Memories, offer vanilla, coffee, chocolate, raspberry, and the all-time favorite —rose water with plans for more varieties in the future. For the ultimate French experience, Gabanelle suggests a glass of Sauternes or Mont Bazillac paired with your favorite macaron flavor. French Memories, 60 South Main Street, Cohasset, (781) 383-2216, www.frenchmemoriescohasset.com