Upscale bakery with Parisian origins, specializing in French macarons in a number of flavors.
When I first saw Ladurée I thought it was a cute new perfume store opening up in Georgetown but to my surprise it was another macaroon place. I have tried Olivia + Macaroon so I wanted to test out the competition. After eating lunch at Kafe Leopold my friends and I decided to do a little shopping and then head to Ladurée.
Right when we were headed to the car it started to storm outside. We made a mad dash for my car and drove a block or two down to Ladurée. It is easy to get to since its located at 3060 M st., which is the main street of Georgetown. We hopped out and thankfully there wasn’t anyone in line.
The store is beautiful. The Parisian vibes are all throughout the place from the moment you open the door to the very back where the seated section is. Even the chairs are beautiful. They have elegant wood backings with pastel purple and pink velvet seat cushions.
The macaroon display is perfectly lit and will entice you to buy more and more. I used some self-control and bought three macarons for good measure (they are like chips, can’t just get one). I ordered the Orange Blossom, Chocolate, and Salted Caramel (my favorite).
I tasted the rose petal and vanilla because unfortunately, one of my friends just did not like the texture of the macaron. I personally did not like the Orange Blossom flavor even though it’s a popular favorite.
They all were very sweet. The outside of the macaroon is a soft shell and the inside is a sweet cream filling. Even though it has an appearance of a stuffed cookie it isn’t as heavy or chewy as a cookie.
Probably not a dessert that I would get often or crave but would still eat every once in a while. But that is just my personal preference, I am more of a cupcake and cookie person.
Ladurée does have a lunch and dinner menu so I would still be inclined to make a return visit and try out their menu.
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