Thursday, August 23, 2012

Macarons pistache




Macaron tower, Ladurée


Just a little pre-weekend temptation...
macarons, Ladurée, pistache?
What's your favorite?

(miam-miam!)

Ladurée
21, rue Bonaparte
75006, Paris
Métro Saint Germain des Prés


25 comments:

Randy said...

I have never had one but I am always willing to try them if I come across one.

Sylvia K said...

I haven't had one either, but it does look delicious! I'll definitely keep an eye out! I could surely use a taste of something sweet this evening!!! Hope your week is going well! Can't believe another one is almost over!! Time flies whether you're having fun or not!!

Hugs
Sylvia

Sara Louise said...

Pistache is my favorite flavor! :)

Vreni said...

Miam-miam indeed. My favourite flavor is pistache.

Pierre BOYER said...

:-)

Pierre

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Can you believe that I've never tried one? That will be remedied soon. Think I'll splurge at Ladurée too. Thanks for the reminder and inspiration.

Cezar and Léia said...

I love this store!
Léia

Riet said...

Oh my goodness what à choice. I want it all.

Shell Sherree said...

What a sight, Genie. Beautiful! Sometimes I think raspberry is my favourite ~ others, chocolate ~ then salted caramel ~ or lemon... I'm sure if there's a Chambord-flavoured macaron, it would be right up there. Maybe I need a favourite for each day of the week.

'Tsuki said...

Jolie pièce montée !!! Le vert, ça porte-malheur pour un mariage, mais le gâteau reste très appétissant !

Joe said...

Yummy.. It almost seems a shame to take one of these macaroons from this terrific presentation.

Janey and Co. said...

What a beautiful image. That is one tree that would go just right with my coffee this morning! I usually ask for the lemon one.

If you haven't been upstairs at the shop on the Champs...ask to be seated there.

Virginia said...

Peter turned me on to pistache years ago , so it is right up there with caramel! I did have violette in Pasadena last year, believe it or not and it was heaven.

V

French Girl in Seattle said...

Dare I say it? This French Girl is not a fan of macarons [insert horrified gasp.] I must admit they are very photogenic, however, and this is a good illustration of it. Bravo, Genie. Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

Kristie Franklin said...

I've never had a macaroon from Lauduree. I love pistache so I'm sure I'd love one of these in that flavor...any flavor would be ok for me. :)

Rob Mandy said...

Anything vanilla...

sharon said...

raspberry....you can get them in any major city.Ive had bad ones...and often in france...there is a wonderful place in NYC called the macaron cafe LLC...great flavors crispy on the outside and and soft and flavorful in the inside....Je Adore! @ Seattle girl I didnt like them either...when I was in France at the bad places...(stale ,flavorless etc)....but I when i finally had a great one i was hooked...Ive had some crap in france...salads with rotten lettuce,moldy croisannts......

Rob-bear said...

It is time for desert, but I don't have anything like that. I feel bereft.

Sketchbook Wandering said...

I've only had one macaron in my life, it was at the Dalloyau, across from Luxembourg Gardens. Delicious...They sure are fun to look at & the cake looks other-worldly with that lighting!

Alexa said...

Well, thanks a lot, Genie! I've been very good lately, but now I might just have to hit the NYC Ladurée store—for my fave, caramel au fleur de sel, and second fave, pistache. Miam!!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Joe, I would definitely have difficulty in removing the first one, but after that... ;-)

Alexa, those are two of my favorites also.

Bear, don't you mean "bear"-eft?

Rob and Mandy, would you believe that I had a delicious vanilla macaron in a Florida pâtisserie this summer, made by a Parisian!

Sharon, raspberry sounds delicious. You are right about "bad" macarons. There are many out there and I have had my share. Holly and I have become quite discerning after we started making them ourselves.

Virginia, I bought candied violets on my last trip to Paris at Mora to make them.

Janey, we love anything with a lemon filling, lemon buttercream!

Oakland, just follow Alexa's advice on her top two favorites.

'Tsuki, je ne le savais pas.

From the comments, I would say that pistache wins. Veronique, unless you do not like the flavor or the consistency, I could give you a taste of one that you would like.

Although I do love them, it is difficult to have more than one and I prefer to share bites of two different ones.

Have you ever tried wasabi (not my fave)?

Bises,
Genie

Pet said...

And this is playful too. You are a teaser :-)

Starman said...

I prefer raspberry.

Nat said...

Pistache is my favourite! I do like vanilla, and a combination of chocolate and raspberry too :-)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I'm going to a 'high tea' this afternoon Genie, how I hope macarons are on the menu, even more so after seeing these. I have such delicious memories of Laduree.