Wednesday, January 2, 2008

French Macarons (macaroons)...Laduree

What do you know, I made it to Christmas without a cold and then got hit with one on the cruise. I'm going to really enjoy catching up on all the great posts I missed while I was away. My first day back at work today and the chocolate and sweets are still everywhere! I thought I would post on one of my all time favorite pastries. French Macarons. I actually had my first macaron from a trip to a famous French hotel in Vietnam and have been hooked ever since. I suppose my love of macarons come from both the flavor and the texture. I just Love the texture of macarons.

Laduree in Paris is the inventor of the modern day double decker macaron of which approximately Laduree sells 15,000 every day. Just astounding. The rest of this week I'm going to show photos of yummy macarons and photos from some of the most amazing Laduree salons. I'm dedicating a whole week of posts to my obsession!



Fabulous display of colorful Macarons!




Raspberry Macaron from Laduree.






This Laduree Salon in Berlin looks like a beautiful ribbon
and stationary shop. Every Laduree salon has totally
different decor.



Laduree salon in Monaco. Very dramatic with dark walls
and beautiful chandelier.

6 comments:

Pigtown-Design said...

Went to Fauchon in Paris and Laduree in London at Harrods. Amazing stuff!

J Lee said...

Happy New Year!

Mm... I love it, and I haen't even eatten lunch yet either. that last image is gorgeous!

Jenn

Jennifer Ramos said...

Wow this place looks great....i've never had those before....but was hoping to try them some day. They have such great colors , like pink!

Jen Ramos
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All Things Bright and Beautiful... said...

Dear Alkemie - did I tell you I love your blog?????!!

Fantastic post!

I'm so glad you're back.

Incorporates many things that I love - colour, glam elegance, foooood - and sweet food at that! - and Europe.
I've never been to Laduree - but I'd sure like to visit!

Check out this link - you'll enjoy it!

parisbreakfasts.blogspot.com/2007/11/laduree-bonaparte.html

Alkemie said...

Meg - that's so awesome that you visited more than one salon. Love it!

Jen & Jen - Definitely try the macarons if you've never had them before!

Felicity - I couldn't agree more. Beautiful decor, glamour and amazing food, what more could any girl want! Thanks for the link, it's a fun blog about food!

annechovie said...

Hello and Happy New Year, Alkemie!
Enjoyed this post and the 2 succeeding it. I love Laduree and everything they sell! I painted the pastry in the third photo- the St. Honore Framboise - a couple of months back. Here's the link: http://annechovie.blogspot.com/2007/11/st-honore-framboise.html

Wishing you all the best in this new year!