Sunday, 9 October 2011

Introducing: Laudrée

On Saturday I had a Laudrée date with my friend Victoria in Harrods so we could have a bit of a catch up (and enjoy some incredible macrons and delicacies!)
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This mint iced tea was actually incredible! I'm big on unsweetened iced teas - I usually go for peach but this one was one of the best I have ever tasted.
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You always know you're going to have a great afternoon tea if you're served with s silver tea service and silver cutlery. 
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My pastry was absolutely divine.  The light pastry base had a sweet glaze and was filled with raspberry jam. The mini profiteroles around the side were filled with chantilly cream, there were more fresh raspberries inside and the cream piled on top was beautifully and delicately flavoured with rosewater.
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Clockwise starting from the front: Rose, Salted Caramel, Raspberry and Chocolate. I had the Rose, which was so creamy and delicate and beautiful, and the Salted Caramel which was literally one of the most mouthwatering things I've ever tasted. 


Have you been to a Laudrée in London, New York or Paris yet? What did you have?

31 comments:

  1. Ooooh fab. I love Laduree, it's crackin'. They've recently opened up a shop in Covent Garden too which makes me very happy! :)

    I'm not a fan of Harrods but I'm sure I'll have to bite the bullet and go there eventually to enjoy the Laduree experience. In the meantime I frequently dive into Fortnums for a champagne lunch and then sneak to the Laduree near Piccadilly for my macaroon fix... they're just the best! :D

    x

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  2. Going to Laudrée is my dream. Macarons are definitely one of my favourite sweets - they taste just as good as they look! I'd love to go to the Laudrée is Paris. Eating macarons in France would be the ultimate French induglence!

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  3. Oh my gosh NO I HAVEN'T BEEN! How much is everything? God everything looks gorgeous! xx

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  4. @ Shabna: It's not cheap, but it is not bank breaking either. The mini macrons were £1.90 each and my cream pastry was £6.95

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  5. I've heard of this place before but had no idea there was one in New York! Another reason to pay a visit to the city, I guess :)

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  6. I love Ladurée! Although I've been to ones in Paris, I go to the Harrod's one more often, but I've always been told by the staff not to take any photograph of the place of the food... Weird isn't it? Love this anyway!

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  7. @ Elodie - Oh, I saw the no photos signs too - I just was careful not to get caught!

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  8. Wow! You're bloody good then! I tried and always got caught... I'm amazed, really!

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  9. That pastry looks amazing. I went to the Laduree in Covent Garden over the summer and had the isphahan macaroon, it was almost too beautiful to eat! I love their teas too, that iced one sounds lovely. x

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  10. @ Lily - I initially ordered the Isphahan but they had sold out, so thats why I ended up with the one I had - I really wanted something with raspberries and rose!

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  11. That looks so lovely! Wow, I'd love to go :) xxx

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  12. Really love the look of that place.x

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  13. Your blog actually makes me hungry with all the gorgeous food you post! x

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  14. I have not been yet and I'm beginning to feel like a sham of a human being. I've really got to visit one soon!

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  15. lovely photos!

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  16. God, I HAVE to go here!! The Salted Caramel one sounds amazing. Hope you're enjoying uni, lovely!! x

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  18. Mmm, this looks divine! Super pictures too. Gonna add this to my long list of places to visit!
    x

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  19. Looks so gorgeous and yummy! My friend gave the macaroon there before and they were sooo good. I never seen inside of the store, but looks beautiful. Thank you for sharing :) -akiko

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  20. Oh. my. gosh. everything is so darn pretty! I'm so envious of you right now. I haven't been (obviously) but I'm definitely going to pay a visit if I get to go to one of those cities.

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  21. I love Laduree. The one in Covent Garden is amazing as well. We need to go.

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  22. I really like your blog and these nice pics ..ladurè is the best, I follow you .. do you follow me?

    Like this

    kiss
    Erika
    www.myfreechoice.net

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  23. What a beautiful place! Amazing photography too
    L x

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  24. omg this looks like wonderland!!!:)

    love,
    ROSECANDLE11

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  25. this post is too pretty! lovely images.

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  26. This all looks so good (I wish I wasn't allergic to gluten and dairy and everything else !) x hivenn

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  27. My favorite Laduree is the one in Covent Garden. I love the balcony and everything, aah. Strawberry and mint macarons and the strawberry tart are my all time favorites. In fact, I really want one of each now hahah. x

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  28. How I wish I was there right now! Beautiful photos.

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  29. Wow, that pastry looks (and sounds) utterly divine! I have only had macarons from Laduree so I am dying to try this after seeing your pics. The Paris stores are just so pretty, even the boxes make for fantastic souvenirs. Can't wait to go back!

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  30. Wow. Well done on the photos! I was too busy eating my cakes when I went and it wasnt until I got up to leave that I thought I should really have taken photos. I would definately go and eat some more macaroons if I could.

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  31. My cousin works as a cook there! I went to see him when I visited London with my boyfriend, it's funny to recognize the place on your pictures :)

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