Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011...11:09 am

Macarons, The Latest Wedding Dessert Trend CAKES & SUCH

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Yes, Long Islanders — macarons.

Want to serve something really new and trendy in your wedding dessert bar?  Forgo the cupcake tower and instead, serve authentic French macarons, an up-and-coming wedding trend.  But to do so, make sure they are delicious.   Luckily, we live in close proximity to Manhattan and the outer boroughs, where the real deal can be found.  Here are eight great options, according to this article in The New York Times:

ALMONDINE 85 Water Street (Main Street), Dumbo, Brooklyn, (718) 797-5026, and 442 Ninth Street (Seventh Avenue), Park Slope, Brooklyn, (718) 832-4607; $1.75 each.

BISOUS CIAO 101 Stanton Street (Ludlow Street), Lower East Side, (212) 260-3463; $2.50.

LADURÉE 864 Madison Avenue (70th Street), Upper East Side, (646) 558-3157; $2.70.

LITTLE OVEN 12-07 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, Queens, (718) 440-9438; $1.75.

LA MAISON DU CHOCOLAT 1018 Madison Avenue (78th Street), (212) 744-7117; $2.75.

LA MAISON DU MACARON 132 West 23rd Street, Chelsea, (212) 243-2757; $2.50.

TAKAHACHI BAKERY 25 Murray Street (Church Street), TriBeCa, (212) 791-5550; $2 to $2.25.

VENDÔME at Charbonnel et Walker in Saks Fifth Avenue, 611 Fifth Avenue (49th Street), (212) 588-0596; can be ordered for local delivery, (917) 892-2127,; $2.60 to $3.