Macaron Mania in Los Angeles!


Macaron Mania in L.A!

A macaron is much more than an almond cookie! It is a melt in your mouth sensual experience that comes to us originally from our Italian neighbors… I think Catherine de’ Medici brought them over to France… In Italy, macarons still exist in the form of amaretti, small almond cookies made from almonds, sugar and egg whites.

macarons_laduree

Eventually, the macaron became a meringue– macarons or almond-flavored meringue common in France in the first few decades of the 20th century.

Laduree

It wasn’t until the early 1930′s that the “macaron” took on  a Parisian flair as it is known today when an enterprising young baker called Pierre Desfontaines, an employee of the legendary Ladurée Maison founded in 1862-  bakeshop and tea salon, thought of creating two macarons with a sweet almond ganache cream filling in between.

Ladurée opened its door in Los Angeles in 2017 at The Grove and Beverly Hills!!! 

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( Find out more about  macaron history here)

laduree macarons

These mouth-watering creations replicated all over the world are of course found in Los Angeles. They come in a variety of traditional and more exotic flavors ( lavender, green tea …) with a yummy creamy ganache emulsion nestled in between two light meringue cookies. Here are some other favorite L.A macarons … go ahead and sinfully indulge… cause you won’t be able to have just one!

Other macarons we indulged in:

Les Macarons Duverger

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Les Macarons chez Bouchon Bakery

Macarons Bouchon

Les Macarons chez Lette Bakery
Lette Macarons
Don’t forget les Macarons chez Bogetta Louie (  petite touche franco-italienne!)
Macaron Bottega Louie
 Who can resist strawberry champagne macarons at  Napoleon’s Macarons, in Glendale at AmericanaNapoleon Macarons
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Where is your favorite macaron hang-out?  Share it with us so we can add it to the list.

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