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.