The first time I tried a merveilleux was in Paris, at my friends Caroline and Arnaud who bought them at Aux Merveilleux de Fred. The merveilleux is a meringue cookie coated in whipped cream; it is a specialty from the North of France and Flanders (Belgium).
So I was excited to try O Merveilleux, a Belgian bakery located in Yorkville, on the Upper East Side. It is a colorful place that serves also some choux (cream puffs), cookies and macarons. We decided to get some treats with some tea and espresso (double of course...).
We chose three merveilleux as well as one cream puff, all of them mini sizes. Yes, they offer mini sizes that is smart, because people love to try a few.
Merveilleux with dark chocolate:
Merveilleux with white chocolate:
Merveilleux with speculoos:
All of them were delicious: the merveilleux were light and not too sweet. I do not think I had a favorite, all of them being good. The chou was succulent too and I loved the fact that there was a lot of vanilla cream in it.
I really liked O Merveilleux and would not mind going back there if I am in the area.
Enjoy (I did)!
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