French: Ladurée Macarons

Eating Out

A friend recently went to Paris and brought me back some Ladurée macarons.  French macarons are one of my faaaaaaave desserts, and these are the macarons of macarons.  So I just HAD to do a little photo shoot for these scrumptious bites before, um, scarfing them down.

From left to right, the flavors are:

Chocolate, Coffee, Caramel w/ Salted Butter (fave!!), Blackcurrant (fave #2), Pistachio, Orange, Rose

These were definitely better than any I’ve found in NYC thus far.  If only Paris weren’t so far away…

Have you had macarons before? What’s your favorite flavor?

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    Amanda
    April 21, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    Those look delicious! I've been a hunt for great macarons out in Connecticut, but still no luck.

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    Chic 'n Cheap Living
    April 21, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    Laduree macarons are awesome! I found some good ones here at the Marina Bay Sands too, but there is nothing like eating this classic in Paris!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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    Kim
    April 21, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    When I saw the title of your post, I was like, "What?!?!?! New York has a Laduree now? No fair!" I love macarons too. The best ones I've found in SF are at Citizen Cake, though they don't come close to comparing to Laduree's.

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    Sandra
    April 21, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    Wowww..you are one lucky girl!!! I just want to reach and grab one or 4:)))

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    kelsey
    April 21, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    Oh YUM!!! I want one! You lucky girl!!

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    lobster
    April 21, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    laduree macs are the BEST!! I love their blackberry currant one.

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    A Thought For Food
    April 21, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    What a fantastic gift! L.A. Burdick makes some great ones too… if you are looking for some. But, yeah, nothing beats the ones made in France. 🙂

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    Try Anything Once Terri
    April 21, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    I just got into macarons recently, and I am dying to try Laduree.

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    Tiffany
    April 21, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    Yum! I'm a sucker from Raspberry. The caramel with salted butter sounds uh-mazing!!!

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    honey my heart
    April 21, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    my obsession over macarons has grown recently and i picked up some from bottega louie in LA over the weekend. i've been wanting to try ones from laduree! so glad you did a little photo shoot with yours, it's a feast for the eyes 🙂

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    Jessica
    April 21, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    Caramel with salted butter?! Swoon.

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    Mrs. Hot Cocoa
    April 21, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    You know I'm all over these!

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    Diana
    April 21, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    When I went to NYC in January I knew I had to stop and find a place to buy macarons at…and they were a treat! I just love the colors of them too! So sweet of her to bring you these from Paris! Yum! 🙂

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    Ivester
    April 22, 2011 at 1:29 am

    Funny you posted this!! I just had a macaron from Bisous Ciao yesterday, highly highly recommend them

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    Anonymous
    April 22, 2011 at 4:54 am

    Why do you torture me?

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    Ahyluver54
    April 22, 2011 at 5:14 am

    those look delish!

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    BigAppleNosh
    April 22, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    Thanks for the recos, guys! Looking forward to trying them all out!

    Anonymous: Torture you? I don't even know you 😉

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    Ghenet
    April 24, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    OMG, these look amazing!

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    lavenderpug
    April 24, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    i know laduree macarons are lovely, but i have to say, what really impressed me about this post were your awesome pictures!

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    Savorique
    April 25, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    Great so see people spelling macarons the right way. And gorgeous pics for a great treat! Laduree's macarons have flat shells which I tend to prefer over the "swollen" type more common in the US.
    Macarons win over cupcakes!

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    Katie
    April 26, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    Oh so pretty! I have never had a macaron before, but I want to try one (a good one) – caramel with salted butter please!!!

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    The Culinary Lens
    May 22, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    These look wonderful.Will French macaroons be the new cupcake?

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