Monday, December 08, 2008

Best of the Best Macaroon Cookies

While in France, I had the pleasure of discovering the much-talked-about Laduree macaroon but did not have an opportunity to taste one. Do you know of it? It is considered the best-of-the-best of macaroon cookies.
These small, round cakes, crisp on the outside, smooth and soft in the middle, are made every morning in Ladurée’s "laboratory." With each new season, Ladurée pays tribute to this its most famous creation by creating a new flavour (pictured is the flavor for autumn --Macaroon Mangue Jasmine).
I am happy to advise that Laduree has a website but for the life of me, I cannot figure out if they ship "fresh to U.S." Can anyone help me out?

Check out Laduree here (but turn your computer's volume down first!) and explore their product offerings here.

You will understand why I crave a Laduree macaroon.


MaryB said...

My favorite Laduree macaroons are the pistachio. Mmmmm. Unfortunately, I do not believe that they import to the US, however they do have a store in London in Mayfair. The other Parisian brand that's amazing (also not available here) is Pierre Hermes.

Anonymous said...

Thank you ever so much MaryB and what another great discovery you made:

By the way, I did email Laduree and here's what they said:

"Thank you very much for your mail. Our products are only available from our shops. Still, we are currently working on shipping worldwide through our new online shop. Don’t hesitate to contact me for any information you may need."

Best regards,

Frédéric Vicomte

I will let everyone know when they start shipping worldwide.

All the best,