Ladurée - Avenue des Champs-Élysées
I was mostly excited to be eating at Ladurée in Paris. My high expectations and Ladurée's reputation were met, as it was a wonderful experience.
Ever since Carrie Bradshaw sat at Cador Patisserie in Paris eating gorgeous pastries (the last episode of Sex and the City), I wanted to eat at that same patisserie. But my dreams were crushed as I found out that Cador Patisserie no longer existed.
When I saw the movie 'Marie Antoinette', I began searching online and found the patisserie that made the macarons for the movie: Ladurée.
I made reservations online and everything worked out perfectly. The service was friendly and quick (although at the counter the lines can be long), and the surroundings incredibly beautiful, as well as the pastries.
Here's what I had:
- Marie Antoinette Tea - €6,80
- Religieuse à la Rose - €6,80
- Millefeuille Confiture de Fruits Rouges - €6,30
- Macaron Pommes Caramel - €6,80
- Mini Vanilla Macaron - €2,00
- Mini Raspberry Macaron - €2,00
Les Viennoiseries. French for 'Viennese specialties', are baked goods made in a manner similar to bread, but with ingredients (eggs, butter, milk, cream, sugar) giving them a denser, semi-sweet quality, closer to pastry.
Ladurées chocolates and champagne.
A man standing next to me also was taking pictures, but was told to stop, so sadly I couldn't make anymore pictures. However, I found a picture on Flickr from user Purple Cloud who managed to get a great photo.
When the waiter went away, I secretly grabbed my camera and took a photo of the Religieuse à la Rose. It was so delicious! Cream puff pastry, rose petal cream and fresh raspberries.
The Millefeuille Confiture de Fruits Rouges, photo by Flickr user Roboppy. Caramelized puff pastry, light vanilla cream, red fruit jam and whipped cream.
The Macaron Pommes Caramel, photo by A Life Worth Eating. The caramel made it sooo rich! Smooth macaroon biscuit, caramel cream, Jonnagored roasted apples, caramel with salt flower.
Some photos of Ladurées interior.