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Sunday, October 16, 2011

First looking at Laduree

Om Nomz Hero Note to Self: Laduree is actually a French Consulate, pretty sure you can apply for a student visa there, fee is waived with a minimum of box purchase

I used to think the Bisous Ciao Macarons bags used to be an emasculated bag, but Laduree takes it. I could be fighting off a pack of wolves and drinking gasoline, but walk down street with that distinct emerald green Laduree bag, you are going 99% (may or may not include the ones on Wall Street) will be thinking, “cute bag” with the up most sarcasm, that you can conjure up.
The end of August marked the opening of Laduree, the French Consulate Parisian confectioner shop that makes their bones in making delectable macarons one of my favorite treats. The opening of this shop is the first one to hit American soil, it is kind of like Red Dawn except colorful, sugary, and no communists and Swayze.  Upon its opening, they lines for the shop have been long and endless like the lines for the 4GS. Although I personally have not been there, my quarter life celebration is coming up, and I was gifted with a small box of macarons.

Rose, vanilla, orange, raspberry, coffee, lemon, salted caramel, and cinnamon raisin

I got a box of 8 that contained rose, lemon, coffee, raspberry, vanilla, salted caramel, orange blossom and the exclusive New York flavor that debuted at fashion week, cinnamon raisin. The cinnamon raisin one was the mind blower here because it had an intense flavor and yet was light at the same time. There were actual bits of raisins in the filling. The only one that did not like as much was the Rose flavored which was a bit overpowering giving a popourri essence equivalent to your Mother in Law’s bathroom. Although Bisous is currently my favorite macaron producer in New York, there is a reason for their ridiculous long lines and Francophile worship, it is that good. The macarons are imported in daily, from French Land and with the frequent flier miles, these things still set the standard for macarons. Though these are going for 3 bucks a pop, making this most definitely a 1%er everyday thing, this is a special occasion or a once and a while purchase, not something you are picking up in the morning along with your Americano. 

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