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Ladurée, the Place to Go for Macaroons

February 9, 2011

Over the last few years, Parisians have fallen head over heels for macaroons, those two extremely moist almond cookies with crusty edges that are sandwiched around a filling of either ganache or fruit preserves. However, these little treats have been known in Europe since the mid 1800s when Ernest Louis Ladurée opened his first bakery on rue Royale in Paris.

The shop soon became a popular tea place in the city and today, Laduree undeniably remains the most famous macaroon maker in Europe with stores not only in Paris but also in Tokyo, Nagoya, Dublin, Zürich, Lausanne, Geneva, Monaco and London.

The macaroons are made fresh daily but then are put aside to set for two days before they reach the selling shelves which enable the flavors and textures to blend properly.  Some of the permanent flavors include Chocolate, Bitter Chocolate, Vanilla, Coffee, Rose, Pistachio, Raspberry,Violet, Caramel with Salted Butter, Orange Blossom, and lemon, while seasonal flavors include Coconut, Mint , Almond, Chestnuts, Praline, Fig and Date.  All of them will be served in the now famous green box and green paper bag.

Ladurée :

21 Rue Bonaparte – 75006

16, rue Royale – 75008

75, avenue des Champs Elysées – 75008

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Sheila permalink
    February 10, 2011 5:13 pm

    I loooooooove macaroons!

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