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!

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

Oh my goodness, that looks heavenly!