Monday, March 29, 2010

sugar rush

Aren't these gorgeous?

When I used to work at Lucky magazine as a graphic designer, an advertiser sent the beauty department a gigantic box of Lauderee pistachio macarons. They shared some with the art department and I immediately adopted pistachio as my favorite flavor. Naturally, getting to Lauderee was high on my list now that I'm in Paris. I got the assorted box of 10 (the box is actually a little music box which is cute). Flavors: lemon (Chris' request), pistachio (but of course), bittersweet chocolate, vanilla, rose, raspberry, bergamot, cassis violet (a salute to you, Karin!), red fruits, salted caramel. The salted caramel was incredibly buttery and the bergamot was delicious as well. I was disappointed with the rose macaron----the flavor was just too strong.

I also purchased a mini kuglehopf though I didn't get a pic of it. The cake was soaked in sugar syrup then dusted with more sugar to make it sparkle. It was delicious and provided enough of a distraction that I was able to get the macarons back to the hotel---without eating any---to photograph them.

A note on the hotel. I asked for a better room (the one we have had a problem with the shower) and the man at the front desk was clearly offended by this. He offered to show me the other available rooms though he made a point of disparaging the other choices. My favorite comment was that one room with no view and tiny windows was "a perfect place to commit suicide." seriously?

1 comment:

  1. I like the sound of the "salted caramel", it sounds really good!! Did you change rooms in the end? The front desk clerk sounds like he doesn't believe in "good customer service"! He sounds like a real "snob"!!! Love you, Mom


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