Monday, July 30, 2007

Macarons Ladureé

The French macaron is a meringue-like cookie filled with a ganache. Not to be confused with the American macaroon, which is made of shredded coconut.
Ladureé is a pastry shop that is over 100 years old. It's on the Rue Jacob. Our friend Nicolas told us that we had to try their macarons. So we did.
Here is a list of the flavors yours truly chose:
Violette-Cassis - You don't know the half of it. Insane.
Chocolat -Unbelievable.
Pistachio - To (expletive) die for.
These I haven't tried yet, got a box and I'm saving them for dessert tonight:
Orange Blossom
Caramel au Beurre de Sel
They also have flavors like Mint, Licorice, Coconut, etc.
See why I want to stay?

PS: Katya: My plane leaves in the morning so I have to get up real early. However, I have heard your desperate request for real croissants and will try to get them for you.


  1. thanks Mam! have a good trip back. Vive NYC!

  2. Anonymous5:00 PM

    i remember buying little boxes of those wonderful cookies as a gift for friends. they almost didn't make it back home. have enjoyed reading your blog. thanks,
    vickie fears

    friend of joellyn marlow