Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Bollocks to baking: Ladureé

My goodness Ladureé make some damn good macaroons. In fact, I might not buy any from anywhere else ever again. I popped in there yesterday with Alex, and came out £5 poorer and 100% happier. I like that maths.

Ladureé in Piccadilly is just on the corner of Burlington Arcade (well worth a stroll if you've got thousands to spend on jewels) and it's like a little Aladdin's cave. Just erring on the side of tacky, but somehow that works. It's tiny, but full of lovely little tasty treats.

After asking how much a box was (about £10 for eight) the nice sales lady must have seen my face and told me that we can just buy a few and they'll pop them in a bag. Hurrah! Usually I'd go right for the chocolate ones, but this time I want to try something new. You already know that they're going to be perfect. You only have to look at the silky shells to see that.

I wasn't that impressed with the chestnut flavour (a bit like vanilla praline), but I did get to sneak a taste of Alex's sea salt caramel treat. Yummysome! But the real caramel in the middle make it very dense indeed. was yet to try the fig and date morsel. Wow. Just utterly amazing. Remember fig rolls? Just like that, but all fancy and pretty in pink. My most favourite macaroon ever. They even stayed yummy after I squished them in my handbag on the journey home. Whoops.

Sure, it's not cheap in here. Five macaroons cost me £5.60. But as Alex and I strolled down the street, we realised that we'd have spend the same on two cupcakes. Ladureé is so much yummier, and perfect if you just fancy treating yourself. Pop in and try a fig and date one, won't you?

4 comments:

  1. Mmmm, I've been living in London for nearly 3 years now and I'm still to try these out. Think i'll have to go for it now!

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  2. If you are ever in Paris, go to their store on the Champs Elysee, it is a thing of beauty in itself. There have a gaggle of chic sales people juggling macaroons of all colours. Sublime!

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  3. i may forgo the lure of KrispyKreme doughnuts and bring some back for the children...am having a weekend in London, hoorah!

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  4. No contest, Jacqueline!

    We're in Paris next weekend, and Ladureé will be the first stop for us!

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