Saturday, December 6, 2014

Laduree at Christmas Foodie Friday

My choice for the first Foodie Friday in December is an old friend, Laduree. I'm not a frequent shopper here, or even a particularly infrequent shopper, but I am a devoted looker. If there was a branch of this beautiful store closer to where I live I might become a frequent shopper. Fortunately for my waist and pocketbook, I am not close to either of the New York stores.

I walked by last Sunday, during my Madison Avenue stroll, and I was very tempted to sample one of the beautiful and delicious macarons. To describe  them as sweet and colorful almond filled cookies doesn't give an accurate description of these loveliest of treats. I'm not just in awe of the macarons themselves, I love the décor of the store and the packaging. The store was crowded -- very crowded -- and that deterred me from a caloric splurge.

The Christmas décor this year did not disappoint me. The theme was one of my favorite ballets, "The Nutcracker," and it was entirely lovely.

 
The theme for this display is lavender and silver. It's not the traditional Christmas colors, but the look is so festive.
 
The beautiful and elegant Nutcracker window...
 
...in greater detail. 
 
The Laduree signature macaron cake
 
 
I may need to make a return trip for a macaron treat, but I will probably wait until January. During December I am going to focus my dessert choices on foods that are only available at this time of year. Happily I can visit Laduree any time of year and won't a macaron and a cup of tea help to cheer up a dreary January day?
 
There's a fun, fun weekend ahead at one of New York's favorite places of the season. It's a surprise, but there will be pictures.
 
As ever, thanks for visiting and take good care.
 
 
 


9 comments:

Sola Scriptura said...

Your plans for a macaron treat and a cup of tea in January sounds like the ideal winter pick-me-up. That macaron cake looks so elegant and the nutcracker window display is so pretty! Enjoy your fun weekend!

TARYTERRE said...

Macarons in January sound delicious. A perfect time to indulge after the holidays have come and gone.

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

Your will power is much greater than mine. I'm afraid I would have had to go in and get a treat now. But your idea of a reward for a cold day in January doesn't sound bad either. Hope your weekend is a wonderful one. I'll be looking forward to more delightful pictures.

Pam said...

Great photos of the shop! I can imagine how popular it is. Now I'm wondering what your fun weekend will be, seeing The Nutcracker?

Nellie said...

Oh my goodness! What a temptation! Beautiful window displays of amazing choices available inside!

Susie said...

Buttercup....the temptation would be rough. I love the window display. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The windows are just amazing. I'm sitting here telling my husband what I'm seeing on your blog. It makes us remember some of the Christmas movies set in the city. Holiday hugs, Diane

Kerin said...

Beautiful... and delicious looking.
What a fun place to visit.

Yes, Jan. sounds like a perfect time to treat yourself to a delicious macaron :)

Annesphamily said...

This one makes me speechless! SO pretty. Now I need some tea! LOL!