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Sunday, 18 April 2010

MOST MARVELLOUS MACAROONS

Having sampled Macaroons from every corner of the earth from Tokyo to Seoul and Paris to Manhattan, I have to come to the conclusion, that despite numerous claims from lots of different sources, Laduree are still the leaders when it comes to making Macaroons. The benchmark for me, is their pistachio Macaroon. Making chocolate ones taste good are a much simpler feat than making a decent pistachio version. Tragically, the temptation to use that dreadful neon-green pistachio flavouring is something that even the most reputable of Laduree's competitors have been unable to resist. What a complete and utter disappointment. The end product is a sickly, mock-pistachio flavoured mouthful that should just be spat out. Offenders include Maison Blanc, Bagatelle, Paul and Pierre Herme. ACCEPT NO SUBSTITUTES, Laduree is simply the best and cannot be replicated by the unacceptably acid-coloured reproductions that certain Patisserie houses are trying to hock to us. With, hands-down, the best and most interesting assortment of flavours, both regular and seasonal... just a teeny little box of 8 of these wonderful little treats is enough to send my mood sky-rocketing into the orbit of satisfaction.

www.laduree.com

Two London locations: 'Harrods' and Burlington Arcade, W1.

6 comments:

  1. I love the sophistication of eating Macaroons - I feel so French - even in Africa!

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  2. I know, me too and I'm Persian! Lol. LOVE LOVE LOVE these wacky maccys! Can't get enough.

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  3. Yes daaaaaahling, I have ben saying this for like EVA! Laduree is where its at, and pistachios are my favourite (except for the seasonal coconut flavour). The orange flower water is quite divine as well.
    *kisses* HH

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  4. Lol... Heavenly, you are my kind of gal! And spot on, Coconut is my second favourite flavour! But Bitter chocolate (not the normal choc) is a close 3rd!!! Have you tried the Rose water flavour??? I wish they would do a parmesan or Goats cheese flavour, with a smattering of thyme... Savoury macs... hmmm. Food for thought????

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  5. Is Piere Herme an offender in the sense that he was a the head pastry chef at Laduree and left to make his more expensive creations>

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