Ladurée is a French pâtisserie famously known for their macarons.
Found in the centre of the hustle and bustle of Covent Garden piazza, this little gem is perfect for those that not only enjoy macarons but appreciate the french pâtissier – after all, it’s what the French do best.
Amazed by the many different flavours of macarons and an excuse to spend money for the OH’s birthday, I had to treat him (and myself).
I picked a box of 8 macarons, priced at £1.70 each with flavours ranging from Vanilla, Salted Caramel, Ginger, Chocolate, Pistachio and a few others. The macarons were absolutely delicious, with each one being uniquely flavoured not only in its shell but with a sweet, smooth, luxurious ganache. Each bite was delicious and more-ish.
It’s understandable why they’ve become so popular in the UK. I’ve tried a few so far in London and these are by far the best I’ve tried.
To accompany the macaron I also bought a miniature cake called ‘Ispahan’ which had fresh raspberries in the centre and a rose petal on top. I think this be one of the most beautiful cakes I’ve ever seen and although I was buying for the OH (pink is not his favourite colour) I knew he’d appreciate the artistry that had gone into making this look beautiful. The ispahan tasted as good as it looks, fresh with sweetness coming through and another smooth ganache.
If you’re ever in the Covent Garden area, I urge you to taste what Ladurée has to offer. The cakes and macarons can get pricy but if it’s quality that you’re after then look no further. The only downside is you may find yourself wishing you were in Paris instead…
–Ladurée, Covent Garden