Some of the macaroon flavors offered by Laduree. Photo from Laduree.fr.
Ladurée opened their first shop in the United States a couple of weeks ago, in Manhattan on Madison Avenue at 71st Street. I’ve read the lines are kind of crazy right now with people wanting to get their hands on their famous macarons flown in from Paris. I plan on making the trek to try them myself, having never had them before. Ladurée New York offers them in 15 favors for $2.70 each. Before I can get there I will have to enjoy the macarons from Almondine, a patisserie that is a block from my house. Almondine makes them in black currant, lemon, pistachio, vanilla, coffee, raspberry, and, my absolute favorite, passionfruit. Yes, please!
Until I get to Ladurée I will enjoy the macarons from my local patisserie Almondine. Top to bottom: pistachio, lemon, passionfruit.
I plan on having a Macaron Smackdown once I get a hold of a few from Ladurée but a friend of mine assures me Ladurée will win any taste test I stage. I will get back to you with the results!
Ladurée New York
864 Madison Avenue (at 71st Street)
New York NY 10021
Open Monday through Saturday: 9AM to 7PM
Sunday: Noon to 6PM