Monday, March 4, 2013

Ladurée ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥


One of the best things I love about my hotel in Paris, La Villa Saint Germain, is its proximity to Ladurée.



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The view from my hotel door. Ooh la la! 
The famous French maker of luxury cakes and pastries is just across the street from me! 



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6 giant steps and I am inside the Rue Bonaparte store. There is a tea room where you can
sit, relax and enjoy your meals



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But what I did on most mornings was to grab breakfast and go



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I couldn't wait to get to a bench and attacked right away one of the two
yummy things I got for breakfast that morning
(Mom would give a fit when she sees how I carry my overstuffed bag.) 



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See how buttery and flaky. I inhaled the whole thing while walking.
(In about 6 giant steps) 



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To enjoy the pain au chocolat pistache properly, I sat down on the very first bench I saw



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The same crisp, buttery and flaky pasty but this time filled with rich chocolate and nutty pistachio
paste. I was dropping flakes all over the place and little friends came flocking to me.



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 First there was one



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Then one became two



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And then the whole clan arrived



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Aaccckkkk!!!!! Please, not my toes!!!!!!



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On another morning, I got a Bostock (and a side of salted caramel macaron)



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 Bostock is a brioche dipped in orange flower syrup, topped with almond paste cream and
covered with sliced almonds. Ladurée's version retained moisture like a sponge.
It was phenomenal. I immediately marched back in the store for a second piece.



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On another morning, a pistachio eclair 



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 It was delicious to look at, but tasted just okay. I found it too sweet and lacking in the nutty
pistachio flavor I love 



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I enjoyed my pain au chocolat in bed on another morning
(My toes were still traumatized from the pigeon assault)



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I bought this the night before and as you can see, it was still lovely and flaky as ever



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At the airport, I had a few macarons to go with my coffee.
Pistachio, rose, bitter chocolate and salted caramel.



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 My favorite is the rose macaron. It is the lightest, daintiest, prettiest-tasting little cookie in the world.
Every bite brought a smile to my face. 



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Of course I hand-carried some favorites for my loved ones back home. Some survived the flight.
And, well, some didn't. Hee hee hee :P


See my Ladurée Tokyo post here.

Ladurée: 21 Rue Bonaparte, 6e, Paris, France. Tel: +33 1 44 07 64 87

Ladurée Website

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