Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Ladurée II


Just a little temptation from Ladurée...

Les macarons, Miel d'Acacia, et Confit de Pétales de Rose de Provins....


miam-miam!

25 comments:

Rob-bear said...

Sorry; looks nice, but I'm not tempted. What would a Bear do with such things? Are they tasty to eat?

SoozNooz said...

The perfect way to start any day x

Bibi said...

So good....I'd eat the whole box, oink.

Shell Sherree said...

That's some way to mesmerise a girl, Genie!

hollyb said...

miam-miam! Think that now I will go and have some miel de montagne on toast for breakfast, but a couple of those macarons would be nice too.

Virginia said...

COULD their packaging get any better? Each time I go, I think they've outdone themselves and won't be able to top it - yet they always do. I want the Confit de Pétales de Rose svp. I"d like to give that a whirl. And I'll just keep getting my macarons Chez Genie de Mobile! :)

Alexa said...

A temptation I wouldn't even try to resist! The packaging is brilliant—especially that little boite de macarons. Yours are every bit as miam, I'm sure!

shari @ little blue deer said...

I would say that's A LOT of temptation! XX!

Loree said...

Oh yummy yum indeed :)

♥ E.T. Suzy ♥ said...

I love the packaging, as well. Brilliant!

Ninny said...

Oh macarons! My sweet delights! There is a baker in Tulsa who makes macarons at a mere $24 a dozen! I could snarf those little babies down in less than thirty minutes, but alas, have not forked out the gold she wants for her efforts. Still, I dream.....and your photo just made may mouth water all over again.

Liz

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Bear -- I thought that bears always liked honey, n'est-ce pas?

Sooz -- And this was just across the street from our hotel!

Bibi -- I love the packaging as well as the treats!

Shell -- Merci, and these little delicacies will do the trick!

Holly -- Yes, and when you run out your little son will say that Mommy needs to go back to Paris to get more honey.... bless his little heart.

Virginia -- In general, the French just have a way with packaging. You come to Chez Genie and I'll have a variety of macarons (and new flavors) pour toi!

Alexa -- Merci, and I am still working on the packaging for mine. I think that they are quite miam-miam. Come and taste!

Shari -- There is no use in resisting!

Loree and Suzy -- Join us for a Laduree feast! I'll bring some macarons chez moi for comparison.

Barb said...

Hi Genie,

I lOVE Laduree and macaroons.
Made my day.

xoxo,
Barb

Rob-bear said...

Oui, les ours aiment le miel. Vraiment.

But those look like bars of soap, not honey. It took a while and some reading before I discovered they were les macarons (macaroons). Which might be nice. Even wonderful.

Still, I don't see any honey in the picture.

L'Aussie said...

Oh, these look gorgeous. Oh the memories! Love this. Luckily there are genuine French bakers coming to out farmer's market who make absolutely Laduree-quality macarons without the gold..:)

Randy said...

You can almost smell the sweetness! Nice photo.

Starman said...

I was there a few days ago, but didn't have any macarons.

Vagabonde said...

A funny thing about Ladurée at the Champs Elysées. You know their site says that the house was opened in 1861. The original boulangerie was opened in 1861 by Louis Ernest Ladurée and then changed into a patisserie in 1871.
Last December while in Paris I told my husband that we should go to my old office building near the Champs Elysées so that I could take a picture of it. When we arrived at the corner of my old street, where I used to take a morning coffee, I was so surprised to see a Ladurée instead. We went inside. I walked upstairs. It looked quite old. I thought I was getting senile as I certainly did not remember it at the corner of the street where I worked. I finally asked a waiter when this restaurant/pastry shop had been opened. He said 1997. What happened is that a financial group bought the Ladurée place in 1993. Of course being businessmen they opened more stores, including the one on the champs. I felt a lot better. But then I never walked 100 meters further to take a picture of my old work place – maybe next time. Now the Ladurée group (really called Group Holder) have stores in London and other places too. I hope that by becoming a chain they can still keep their quality.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Liz -- If her macarons are very good, that is not a bad price. Also, you cannot easily eat more than one (max 2) in one sitting.

Barb -- Sending some your way, my dear.

Bear -- The jar of le miel is on the left and any bear would love to have some of that honey.

L'Aussie -- That is fabulous... readily available, quality macarons! Lucky you.

Randy -- Merci

Starman -- What did you have at Laduree? They do have some tasty offerings!

Vagabonde -- What an interesting story. I, for one, sincerely hope that they can maintain quality in all their products. Someone posted not too long ago about the hand-formed macarons of one pastry house versus the machine formed ones of another. Hummmm....

Rob-bear said...

Oh dear! Bear thought the jars were jam, or jelly or, well, um, something.

It's snowy and cold here. Bear is getting all foggy-brained. Must be time to hibernate (or is it hi-bear-nate?).

Sigh.

See you anon.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Bear -- Glad you are feeling better, and I know that the honey will be just the thing!

Gunn said...

Looks nice, and the boxes/glasses are pretty and has a nice design.I have to taste it one day.... :)

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Gunn -- I do not know about the honey and confit but the macarons are delightful. They must have put their slightly damaged macarons in the window as I can see little crumbles on the edges of the 'rons.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Just too pretty to do anything besides look at them in the pleasing perfectness.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Yogi -- Ummmm, I could eat that whole little box of macarons with a little help!