Monday, February 11, 2013

Laduree ~ Paris

Laduree on Champs Elysees
Upstairs in Laduree

Late one afternoon while walking down a quiet side street in Paris, there was a beautifully dressed french woman, wearing heels, and a long royal velvet purple coat and a scarf elegantly wrapped around her neck, walking toward us. We where getting hungry,so we stopped to ask her if she could tell us of a place to eat, and that's how we found out about Laduree ...I will never forget that moment.She was not only beautiful , but very kind and gracious.
Sitting there in Laduree felt like being in a movie. The window we sat at over looked Champs Elysees....the food was delicious and impeccably plated.
This was truly one of the highlights of our trip. 
The wonderful story of Laduree began in 1862 , when Louis Ernest Laduree first opened a bakery in the very heart of Paris. There was a fire in 1872, and the bakery reopened as a pastry shop, Jules Cheret, a famous painter was given the responsibility of creating the new decor. Jeanne Souchard, Louis Ernest Laduree's wife, came up with the idea of combining two distinct styles:that of the Parisian cafe and the patisserie. With this, one of the very first Parisian tea salons was born.

You must visit Laduree if your ever in Paris....its exquisite! 



                                                 

                                                           Paris temp 37 




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