Ladurée Macarons

A thoughtful friend recently brought me a box of macarons from Ladurée on Madison Avenue in New York City.  Although I have visited a Paris Ladurée, I have not yet been to the only Ladurée “maison” in the United States.  I understand that the line usually stretches out to the sidewalk.

This French sweets house established in 1862 is one of the most famous makers of macarons.  Some of the flavors included in my box were coffee, pistachio, raspberry, vanilla of Madagascar and chocolate coconut.  Seasonal flavors and interesting new flavors are always popping up, like the “pink pepper” filled with cream infused with pink pepper.  Each and every macaron is like a mini work of art – almost too pretty to eat if it were not for the message in every box stating that the sweets should be consumed within three days.  This box is now down to two…

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