The BASQUE MACARON /
The royal macaron from the Maison Adam.
Basque macarons are the quintessential and unadorned version of their sleek cousins, the Parisian Macarons, from Pay Basque.
Macarons basques, the most famous coming from Maison Adam in St Jean de Luz, Called mouchous or muxu in the local basque dialect, are like Parisian macarons but chewier and served individually, and plain.
During the marriage of Louis XIV and the Infanta Maria Theresa of Spain at Saint-Jean-de-Luz in 1660, few macaroons from the Maison Adam were placed on a tin tray. This delicate delicacy was so appreciated by the sovereign gourmet it ensured the success of Maison Adam.