Ok, Ladurée

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I have never been one to worship at the alter of Ladurée. Every person I know who has been to Paris gets misty-eyed when they remember the macarons they enjoyed. Personally, I’ve always been partial to Dalloyau. I don’t know what it is, possibly the texture of the precious cookies offered.

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Now Ladurée is on this side of the Atlantic with two locations in NewYork and two in Los Angeles. I live sandwiched between the Los Angeles locations. If I were more of a sensuous sweet person, I would be found at either location any day of the week. Fortunately, I’m more about the savory and will drive miles for a perfect French meal. I’ll drive miles for any meal as long as the preparation and ambiance are in tune with my constitution.

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Back to Ladurée.

The decor is beautiful, elegant and as in Paris, the waitstaff makes no effort to hasten a patrons departure.

A most wonderful day spent in recent months was with a dear friend who came to town. We walked a little, shopped a little, then settled into our seats at Ladurée at The Grove. We talked and we laughed and enjoyed our sisterhood over cappuccinos and sweet treats. It was a perfect afternoon.

When she returns, we’ll surely do it again because in contrast to my solitary tea ritual, Ladurée (like friendship) is an experience to be shared.

 

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