If you find yourself in German Village, you may want to pop into Pistacia Vera and give a piece of their Strawberry Dacquoise a try. This gluten-free dessert consists of “layers of pistachio meringue, pistachio buttercream and house made strawberry elderflower jam, finished with a yogurt mousse.” It’s a beautiful piece of food made of bright layers of pink and yellow, topped with a strawberry slice and half of a tiny pistachio macaron. It’s about 3 inches long, 3 inches high and 1 and half inches wide. Enough for one person although you may want to share a few bites. The mini version of this dessert is $6.
The dessert tastes like a chewy nutty cake, with the consistency of a thick banana bread. It would be wonderful to eat this for breakfast. It’s not too sweet, and the cream in between cake layers keeps it light. The macaron gets a little soft sitting on top of the creamy yogurt topping, but it is still slightly chewy.