Follow up to Macaron Parlour Interview
Macaron Parlour is open! Chef Kathryn Gordon visited last Saturday with her new Mod 1 class at ICE (The Institute For Culinary Education). The dynamic couple Christina Ha and Simon Tung, owners of the Macaron Parlour, kindly hosted a tour of their production kitchen and beautiful retail space -- lots of chairs to enjoy macarons over tea!
Christina and Simon both shared their experiences in transitioning from the Hester Street Farm Market to opening their own retail bakery: It always takes longer! You can't quite visualize your space until you are "in it." And there are more things you have to figure out than you can possibly plan for.
Christina Ha and Simon Tung
111 St. Mark's Place, Manhattan
Read our original story about on Macaron Parlour's beginnings, and how Christina and Simon met:
Macaron Parlour posting, part 1
Note to all ICE graduates: Christina will soon be taking on externs for the holidays. So contact them if you are interested in perfecting your macaron baking skills!