This time in Paris we went to one of Winny’s favourite stores- Ladurée. For anyone who doesn’t know Laduree very well here are some back ground information. Ladurée began in 1862 as a bakery. In 1871 a fire broke-out in the bakery and Ladurée transformed to a pastry shop that is known today. It serves one of the best teas and pastries in Paris.
The shop we went to at the intersection of Rue Royale and Rue Saint Honore. It is a nice little store off the very posh street where all the famous brands are located. It is not busy like the Champs Elysee’s store so we didn’t have to wait to go in. The store was in an old French renaissance style with cute little decorations to capture girls, like Winny’s hearts.
By the time we sat down on our table in a quiet corner, Winny’s excitement level is off the charts. The store was filled with classy French people and well dressed and well mannered tourists. The servers were nice for Parisian standards and professional. The person who was serving us spoke fluent English so we had no trouble ordering.
Ladurée had an English Menu so the selection process was simple as well. We asked our waitress for advice on the tea and we picked out two special tea mixtures, one black and one green. Our favorite was the black tea called “The Marie Antoinette”. We love the complexity and delicious mixture so much that we bought extra two boxes from their store next store.
We ordered three pastries all together. I had a fair share of pastries in my life and these were definitely one of the best I’d have tasted. A few of them were a little sweet but they go perfectly with the tea we ordered. It tasted perfect in my mouth. We also ordered four macaroons to finish off. They were Petals de rose, caramel with salted butter, strawberry marshmallow and Ghana chocolate.
I’m sure many of you reading have had a taste of Ladurée Macaroons before and tasting these freshly made ones were definitely an awesome experience. We enjoyed our visit to Ladurée, especially Winny. We loved everything we had there. The shop really lived up to its name. The price were not expensive either. I’m sure we’ll be back here next time we come to Paris. For sure.