Kir Royale et Macarons

I am the proud owner of some absolutely darling watercolor paintings by very talented artist, Carol Gillott. You can visit her at Paris Breakfasts blog, she paints Paris dreams! A couple of my treasured original paintings are impressions of Ladurée, so of course on our trip to Paris last week, we had to stop in.  Trouble is, however, this was not really a tea drinking crowd.

My brother Don and his best friend Jack

Maybe next trip…

Imagine our delight that late Monday morning as we walked into Ladurée to find Le Bar! A toast to Kristy’s 40th birthday with Kir Royale!

Cell phones were ringing. “Meet us at Le Bar at Ladurée!” Within the hour all 8 members of our party were at Le Bar. The atmosphere is so very fabulous and fun, and the bartenders could not have been more engaging.

What vacations are all about!  Dessert and Champagne to start the day. This is the famous Ispahan Verrine with flavors of raspberry, lychee, and rose.

Oh you must try the Chocolate Verrine too!

Of course we had to do a little shopping. Ladurée’s mascot looks a lot like my Wilson, don’t you think?

Wilson The One-Eyed Boston Terrier
(visit some of his adventures here)

Macaron Heaven

Le Petit Déjeuner

On the day of our departure Susan and I had a later flight, so we returned to Ladurée for breakfast. My omelette a la truffe noire…stuffed with shaved black truffles.

The most perfect rolls and jauntiest wrapped butter to accompany le omelette

And dreamy coffee service…

Breakfast: simple and oh so sublime.

75 Avenue des Champs-Elysées
Let’s meet again at Ladurée!

Side note: I flew to Paris on Air France. My thoughts and prayers go out to the loved ones of those who flew on Flight 447. May those travelers Rest In Peace.

29 thoughts on “Ladurée”

  1. You have no idea how jealous you've just made me. I wish I could go back, this time as a food-lover! 🙁
    Wilson does look like Mr. Laduree 🙂

  2. Oh man looks like a great time, and I want that omelet with the black truffles and then a bite of the cookies…

  3. Oh my….I've always wanted visit Ladureé. It's on the top of the list along with the Shakespeare & Company bookshop. Those are lovely paintings.

  4. There's just something about Paris that's like none other. You captured some really incredible moments. The end tribute is one shared by all.

    Looks like you had the absolute best time.

  5. Coming home is hard, isn't it, after a fabulous place like Paris. Hope you brought some macarons home with you.

  6. Oh how I love those Macarons! And I love her at Paris Breakfasts, I subscribe to her newsletter and love the photos that I find in my inbox!

  7. I grew up watching "French in Action" where they drank Kir Royale every time they went out. The first time we went to Paris, my senior year of high school, I decided that was going to be the only thing I drank.

  8. Looks like a very special place which I'd like to remember for the eventuality of if and when…

  9. Brasserie Lipp! Ahhh memories of last Dec's trip to Parreeeeee! What a time. And your pics sum it up.

  10. I am SO jeaouse! I have never been to France and all of this looks SO good! Those Maccaroons are beautifull!

  11. Sounds like you had a wonderful time! The omelette with truffles looks fabulous and I would really love to try that Chocolate Verrine!

  12. Very elegant place…with a classic touch and wonderfull aromas ( i am sure ). Your pictures always manage to bring out the very Best and Class.

  13. I love love love Parisian breakfast… I have never been to Ladureé and next time I must to visit it. The watercolor paintings are really amaizing!

  14. Makes me want to go to Paris just for that ommelete! Just how good was that? I can only imagine…

  15. heaven indeed – macarons are probably the ONE thing I miss about Paris the most (I lived there for about 6 years) and the first things I go to buy when I visit each year…

  16. Heavens! What a grand trip you had!
    And why didn't I have the nerve to sit down at Laduree's bar for a Kir..?
    Those verrines!
    Next time…next time.
    What a treat Lori,
    Merci, merci

  17. Goodness me!! Really, I've to admin that I'm hearing these for the first time and more on it, I'm trying to guess how it’s gonna test? Omelet with black truffles in ingredients!!! 🙂 Really Interesting!!! I've an experimental test bud and now very much excited to give a try to your innovative dishes. Looking forward to get many such interesting dishes. Carry on.

  18. OMG – and Neil just gave me an original Carol painting fro Christmas yesterday!! Will be posting about that soon! The tangled web of the food blogger where all our paths cross over food!!! Great post!!!

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