I know it's been quiet around here again. There are weeks when assignment deadlines simply get the best of me. To make it up to you, however, I have a sweet giveaway from Sucré for one lucky reader.
Sucré is a local confectionary here in New Orleans, and it's been a favorite since it opened in 2007. I remember my first visit, consumed by handmade chocolates with regional flavors. Then I had an obsession with the gelato, followed by the homemade marshmallows, and finally, my current obsession - the macarons.
The good news is that you don't have to be a local to indulge. Sucré has expanded their operation and ships within the United States (with all confections continuing to be made in their New Orleans location).
Which reminds me - I know a lot of people like to order King Cakes for Mardi Gras, choosing to be a New Orleanian wherever they are. Sucré makes the best King Cake I've ever eaten. Usually I suffer through dry, underwhelming cakes or toothachingly sweet, overstuffed versions, all in the name of tradition. But one year a friend brought me a King Cake from Sucré and I've never looked back. The only problem I have with it is that it disappears quickly and I have a hard time sharing it with others.
Back to the giveaway. Sucré willl send their Signature Macaron Collection to one reader in the contiguous United States, selected at random. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post with your name and email address. Entries will be accepted until Tuesday, October 22, 11:59 PST, with the winner announced on Wednesday, October 23.
That's it - no trick questions, no clever comments required (unless you're feeling clever, that is). I'll be back soon, if not this week, certainly next.