Ladurée, Sydney Westfield

Monkey at Laudrée

Monkey at Laudrée

Rich in Parisian history, Ladurée originated in France back in 1862, when Louis Ernest Ladurée, a miller from France’s southwest, created a bakery at 16 rue Royale in Paris. But, it wasn’t really till Ernest Ladurée’s wife, Jeanne Souchard, had the idea of mixing styles- the Parisian café and pastry shop gave birth to one of the first tea salons in town.

Today, Ladurée is owned by the Holder group and has turned what was originally a humble and local brand in France to a world phenomeon. Ladurée can be found in various locations across the globe and more recently they have opened a small store in Sydney. Which I have been super excited about- being a macaron fan for quite some time now I have heard so much about Ladurée’s famous macarons and couldn’t wait to try one (or a dozen).

Delicious macarons at Laudrée

Delicious macarons at Laudrée

So glad that we don’t have to pop on a plane an fly half way around the world to buy these delicious macarons- they are now available right here in Sydney for all Sydney siders to enjoy :).

The first time I came here it was probably after a week after it had opened and I lined up like everyone else for 2 1/2 hours (yes, I’m crazy!) lol to buy some macarons. By the time I got to the end of the line I was so tired from waiting so I just asked for one of each flavour of whatever they had. I walked away that day with over $100 of macarons. Needless to say, the wait was totally worth it!

Afternoon tea time

Macarons and petit fours for afternoon tea

This is the second time I’ve visited the Sydney store and actually had a chance to sit down and enjoy some freshly brewed tea and sweets.

For tea I ordered the Josephine- a Chinese black tea wrapped in various citrus fruits of mandarin, orange, grapefruit and lemon. The flavour is intensify by the ring of jasmine flowers. the final result is a smooth, fine blending and very elegant fragrant.

Macarons

Macarons

Delicious macarons… one is never enough. Unfortunately, on the day they did not have as many flavours. I got (from top left to right) pistachio, rose petal, blackcurrant violet and raspberry.

Petit fours

Petit fours

We also ordered some petit fours to enjoy with our tea. Unfortunately, I don’t quite remember what I ordered and I didn’t think they were very nice, probably a little dry for my liking. Although, the pistachio one was quite nice, very nutty!

So if you live in Sydney or happen to be visiting make sure you drop by Laudrée and pick u some macarons. The one thing I nearly forgot to mention was that they are a little bit on the pricey end. I believe its about $3.20 for one macaron but, they are super delicious. Also, if you want a bigger selection of macarons it is highly recommended that you get some before 11.30am as they tend to be snapped up by the end of the day.


Ladurée Sydney 

Level 3, Shop 304A
Westfield Sydney Shopping Centre
+61 2 9231 0491
laudree.fr

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