If you've been reading this blog for a while, you probably know about strange attraction to French macarons, not the big heavy coconut laden cookies but the airy meringues filled with sweet jams or pastry cream. They're pretty hard to come by in New York so I was excited when I heard that Parisian pastry shop Ladurée recently opened a branch in London's Harrods. Most of Harrods is flashy in that Vegas showgirl sort of way but Laduree is pretty, sophisticated and oh-so french. It's so pretty in fact, that we based a concept on it a few years back at Anthropologie.
I ordered two boxes of them and had them gift wrapped, even though they were for me! The gift boxes were so pretty I couldn't resist! I think my favorite flavor was lemon, followed by salted caramel and rose.
Here are a few links to more information about macarons: