Visiting the Laduree House in France has been on my to-do list for a while. It is known worldwide for its macarons and pastries, and I was very keen to try. The opportunity finally came. At last, I was at Laduree Paris Champs Elysees.
This particular house is located near Arc de Triomphe. Hopping off at either the Charles de Gaulle Etoile station or the Georges V station will get you there (after a bit of walking).
I ordered the famous ispahan. It is a huge rose-flavoured macaron filled with rose petal and lychee cream and embellished with raspberries. It was beautiful.
Next to the house is the shop which sells takeaway macarons either individually or in boxes. Some of the available flavours are coffee, salted butter caramel, chocolate, lemon, orange blossom, rose petal, pistachio and vanilla. They were again just as beautiful.
I reckon these macarons are the best I have eaten thus far. The story of the macaron started with Pierre Desfontaines who first took two macaron shells and joined them with a ganache filling in mid 20th century. The recipe has not changed since then.
Back home in Australia, Laduree Houses can only be found in Sydney and Melbourne. Unfortunately not in Adelaide.