Ladurée is the epitome of French sweets and has been around since 1862. It’s one of the most famous makers of macarons!!!
We bought some macarons and pastry to try…
my dad’s not a big fan of macaron so he got a chocolate cake instead (the Plaisir sucré)…. he said it was one of the best he’s ever had! extremely rich and smooth.. with a crisp pastry bottom…. but this was kind of expensive.. at 7 euros!
We got 5 macarons to try (rose, chocolate, caramel with salted butter, pistachio). The macarons were crisp, light and didn’t taste artificial.. but I would have preferred more inventive flavours (like Pierre Hermé)… and they charged extra for a box (Pierre didn’t!)
The Champs-Elysées outlet was under renovation so they had a temporary pop up store on the sidewalk. We were in Paris during the few days when it was the hottest in 90 years (39 degrees Celsius) and the pop-up store had to close since the macarons and pastries would have melted in the heat! On our last morning, it was back in business so we got some breakfast.
150 anniversary July special: Butteryfly.…. Previously, I had a really not-so-good one at Paul Lafayete so I was kind of iffy when I chose this.. but this turned out to be SO SO SO GOOD! The macaron was crispy and the strawberries were fresh.. love this!
Ladurée is opening a shop in Hong Kong.. so excited!!!!
FAIM? OUI OUI!!!
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