We first tried Mitzy Budiono's French macarons last September before her macarons were even on the market. Since then we've watched Budiono's business grow as she established Itzy Bitzy Patisserie and started selling macarons at the Brooklyn Flea and Tafu in New York City. This week, for the first time, she is offering overnight shipping so macaron lovers around the country can enjoy her creations.
For Valentine's Day, Budiono is offering a box of a dozen macarons with two of each of her February flavors, plus an additional non-macaron treat, to two Serious Eats members. February's flavors are Champagne, chocolate strawberry, chocolate hazelnut, coffee, Earl Grey, and houjicha. If you want to buy her macarons at her website, mention code SEFEB09 to get 10 percent off all orders that are shipped in February. Since she's a one-woman operation, she only has five boxes of a dozen macarons to sell each week. Get those orders in fast.
To enter to win, tell us what macaron flavor combinations you would most like to have. Remember, there's a filling and a cookie component, and fillings can involve two flavors. Budiono might even make your macaron a reality.
Since the macarons need to be shipped on Wednesday to arrive at winners' homes in time for Valentine's Day, please watch your inbox when the contest closes so we can pass on your information to Budiono as soon as possible.
Contest will end and comments will close at 3 p.m. ET, Tuesday, February 10, 2009. One entry per community member. Winners are limited to U.S. residents. Standard Serious Eats contest rules apply.