Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Paris: Laduree

I think it is important to have goals. So in my swagger of preparation, I announced that I was going to eat a pastry at Laduree every afternoon while I was in Paris.

As you might suspect, there are always too many pastries and not enough time. However, I was able to spend a lovely afternoon at Laduree with my church friend, Margaret and her sister, Sue. The two sisters were vacationing in Paris together (what memories!) and I was able to join them for tea and a little shopping.

This magnificent dessert is called Ispahan and is described as "rose petal cream on a rose-flavored macaroon biscuit with fresh raspberries and lychee."
As a photographer, I chose it strictly on looks (who wouldn't want a pink dessert?) and it was delicious. Yes, that is a real rose petal on top and when grown properly, they are edible. Yum!


Bettina said...

I just LOVE Laduree. It's a real haven and I always try to drag time so I don't have to leave too soon.

Patricia said...

Oh I love pastries and the Ispahan looks delicious!

Have a nice day!

MmeBenaut said...

Oh Miam! I would perhaps have chosen this one too. I have such a sweet tooth, I can't imagine that I've never been to Laduree before.

Anne Reeves said...

We are of like mind!

LillyB said...

What a gorgeous dessert. Your description of it makes it sound even better than it looks!!
Sounds like you had an amazing time!

Kristin said...

Oh my goodness, that looks heavenly!