Monday, April 14, 2014

Return to Maison Laduree



One of my favorite posts of 2013 included photographs of Laduree Maison, a pastry shop on the Upper East Side. Their specialty sweet is the macaron, a brightly colored almond meringue wafer with delicious fillings. While I was researching the post I read that another branch of the French pastry stores would be opening in Soho Lower Manhattan this winter. With the winter being what it was I didn't make my trip to visit Laduree Soho until this Friday, but as part of Blogging from A to Z April Challenge I am happy to feature Laduree Soho as our "L." Instead of the gold holiday look this window was dressed in its bright yellow spring finery, but the macarons looked equally delicious.

Laduree Soho is a complete restaurant that is lovely. It was just a little too pricy for a random cup of coffee and a macaron, but it would be the perfect spot for a birthday celebration tea. If you'd like to order a different pastry there is lots to choose from.


But the star of the show is the macaron...

Whether it's the mostly pastel macaron...

...or the mostly chocolate, they all look delicious. 

I hope you've enjoyed our delicious visit to Laduree. I hope you will stop back tomorrow for a very different post for M, and a very different macaron. 

I'm off to finish a few quick errands and some last minute Passover preparation. For those celebrating Passover, wishes for a very sweet Passover -- that's the traditional greeting. For citizens of Buttercupland celebrating Easter, have a bright and blessed Holy Week. And to all, wishes for sunshine, health and happiness. Thanks, as always, for your visits. 

17 comments:

peggy said...

I would never be able to choose. What a gorgeous place!

Sr. Ann Marie said...

Some place both beautiful and delicious! I'd like to go in and visit even if I couldn't afford to buy anything!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Thank you for your sweet wishes. Hope you have a wonderful Monday and a blessed Passover.

Susie said...

Buttercup....I would have to buy more than one item..it all looks like the best ever. Hope you got a treat for later. xoxo,Susie

Grammy Staffy said...

Wishes for a very sweet Passover ... Hugs

Ida said...

Oh my what a sweet treat this would be. Those pastel colors are so pretty but that Chocolate one....mmmmm!

Simply Linda said...

Oh my oh my oh my..I prob could stand there all day looking at all the pretty things in there. Happy Passover week to you..Blessings

Nellie said...

Amazing! We've a daughter who would absolutely LOVE to shop at this spot!

Sending wishes for a sweet Passover to you!

Sola Scriptura said...

Wow, that restaurant looks very posh!!

Barb said...

I would be in BIG trouble in that sweet shop!

Theresa said...

My mouth is watering! Looks like SO many goodies in one place:) Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

Joy V. Smith said...

I enjoyed the visit to Laduree Maison. Their macaroons look delicious!

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

There was a recipe for macaroons this weekend in Parade magazine. I plan on baking some tomorrow.

Laduree Maison looks like the perfect place to go for us who have a sweet tooth.

TARYTERRE said...

What a lovely place. I could never decide what to get if I went there. Wishing you a very sweet Passover too.

Melinda said...

Oh my, what a yummy looking place!

Enjoy your Passover celebration.

M : )

Little Wandering Wren said...

We're in your neck of the woods, and loving it! No wonder you can do an A-Z of lovely eateries in New York, we have been spoilt for choice. I bought my daughter a cupcake tour of NYC I wonder if she stopped her, she did go to a macaron place!
Wren x

Annesphamily said...

My friend from PA. once told me he heard you could eat out three times a day in NYC and never go to the same place twice! Amazing. Love the macaroons. They present so beautifully.