Macarons at Ladurée New York

Macarons at Ladurée New York

Long live Sofia Coppola the filmmaker of Marie Antoinette which popularized the meringue based sweets; macarons! Most importantly, the fact that the renowned macarons at Ladurée New York has crowds flocking to their locations on a daily basis.

Macarons at Ladurée New York

Macarons at Ladurée New York

Macarons not macaroons; a coconut, chocolate dipped cookie. For one thing, while at my shop in NYC I had to let guest know the difference quite a few times. Fun fact; macarons are not originally from France, but Italy, where it was produced in monasteries as far back as the 9th century. Be that as it may, France is where macarons became significantly popular during the 17th century. Over the years, many different recipes and shapes were created. However the elegant little cookie sandwiches that we’ve come to love was made in Paris. In the 1830’s, macarons were introduced to the world and was chiefly popularized by Ladurée. All thanks to a man who clearly knew how to how to make a great sweet, Louis-Ernest Ladurée.

My love affair with the macarons at Ladurée began a few years ago while living in New York. After hearing about them from a friend, I knew I had to go try these wonderful desserts. It was love at first site and bite lol. I visited most of the locations around the city, quite frequently. Most naturally I fell in love with not only the macarons, but the decor. Ladurée has definitely been an inspiration on my pastry journey and has influenced how I decorate cupcakes and cakes.

My mission started out as me just grabbing macarons at Ladurée New York and a few photos. I had zero intentions of creating a blog post. Obviously that’s not the case, since you’re reading this, lol. Immediately after stepping through Ladurée Soho’s green door I was enthralled. The entire space is captivating, from the cake shop to the vintage Parisian tea room layout to the chic garden and bar in the back. The decor of Ladurée Soho was very impressive to say the least. I decided to enjoy the beautiful New York weather and dined in the garden.

Macarons at Ladurée New York

Fraise Ladurée

Now, let’s get into what you really came here for; the desserts. Important to realize, that although I have a thing for the macarons at Ladurée, I also enjoy the other yummy desserts there. Especially the Fraise Ladurée, a coconut dacqouise {meringue or biscuit like layer} filled with strawberry mouseeline cream. Yes, it tastes as dreamy as it sounds plus the beauty of it is intriguing. Obviously I expected it to taste good, given the fact that I’m at Ladurée, but it surpassed by expectations. Fraise Ladurée light sweetness and the tartness of the fresh strawberries with the coconut biscuit were layered so well, that my taste buds couldn’t resist but to like it all.

Macarons at Ladurée New York

Isaphan

Next up was the Isaphan, a rose petal macaron with rose petal cream, fresh raspberry and lychee. Isaphan is similar to the rose petal macaron at Ladurée, of course, but  its much bigger and the shell isn’t as light and airy as the macaron. Nevertheless, the addition of the lychee was a nice surprise when paired with the macaron, rose petal cream and raspberries. I enjoyed the presentation and how beautifully formed the Isaphan was, but the macaron was too sweet for me.

Macarons at Ladurée New York

Macarons

The main attraction of all the delicious and decadent desserts are definitely the world renowned macarons at Ladurée New York. I had the six {6} macarons, Vanilla, Salted Caramel, Pistachio, Chocolate, Rose and specifically Marie Antoinette. First thing to remember is that the macarons at Ladurée can do no wrong. I thoroughly enjoyed all, yes even the chocolate. I may be obsessed with their macarons. Can you blame me though? The consistency of the meringue is always the same, which is impressive as macarons are very hard to make. The macarons at Ladurée always has the perfect feet {meaning the cookie isn’t hollow and the texture isn’t hard or crispy}.

Macarons at Ladurée New York

In essence the macarons at Ladurée will always be a part of my top ten favorite desserts to have. The staff and the setting made the experience that more wonderful.

WHERE: 398 W Broadway, New York, NY 10012 {Soho}

PRICE POINT: $3

CUISINE: French Desserts

STAFF:  Very nice, accommodating

Have you tried Ladurée as yet? What’s your favorite macaron to have?

By the way on this visit to Ladurée I also did another blog post the Top 5 Lipsticks To Wear While Eating Desserts, check it out!

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Have a fantabulous day sweeties. Love, Atalee.

Macarons at Ladurée New York

Macarons at Ladurée New York

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