Fig & Goat Cheese Monster Macaron at Gimme Some Sugar, Suburban Las Vegas
Among the varieties of fist-sized macarons at this new Henderson, NV bakery (from a team best known for their celebrity nightclub birthday cakes--P. Diddy, Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian and Kid Rock among their happy customers), the one most likely to get a lot of notice is called the Late Night Snack: a peanut butter and chocolate confection loaded down with candied bacon, peanut caramel and crushed potato chips.
But my favorite of their 40 tempting variations in rotation (all gluten-free, btw) is the fig and goat cheese: tart, tangy, earthy and not oversweet. Richly flavored, you'll want to share this alongside some good coffee or one of the shop's well chosen wine pairings.
Pictured here with the Tropical Tease, an intense mango-flavored French-style patisserie, also recommended.