A delicious Italian meringue
Perfectly shaped shells
The meticulous gesture of filling
Ladurée is deeply connected to the success story of the little round cake, at once soft and crunchy: the unique macaron. We are playing with a large range of exquisite flavours, such as chocolate, rose and vanilla, ensuring our pastries appeal to all tastes. We are revisiting classics such as the religieuse, the millefeuille, and the lemon meringue tart – giving them an unexpected twist while still maintaining a perfect flavour balance. The goal is to create harmony between sweet and savoury, with just a touch of sharpness. Ladurée’s patisserie creation process is consistently inspired by childhood memories.
We apply a certain philosophy to all of our prestigious creations – from the saint-honoré to the religieuse, the millefeuille to our famous macarons – and that is the balance of reason and feeling. Since the beginning, Ladurée has held women and children at its heart. Each pastry’s attractive colouring and flavours are designed to stimulate visually as well as gustatorially – patisserie is consumed by the eyes before it even reaches the mouth, after all. Clients come to Ladurée for a pistachio or rose religieuse, not just plain chocolate, and upon entering they find a picturesque scene, an ornate new world. They feel welcome and at home with a flavour range that you won’t find anywhere else; flavours dug out from days gone by, that they can discover with a sense of childish glee.
All our candles are made in the South of France next to the city of Grasse and the wax is a mix of mineral and vegetal wax.
The fragrance of each Ladurée candle is unique and handmade.
Sweet treats as a rallying point
It takes 2-3 months of work and plenty of tasting to make sure that each new creation is the perfect blend. During our visit, Olivier Scala and his team were working on the development of a cherry-blossom tea, which will be matched with a cherry-flower candle. The idea is simple, but difficult to make a reality: how do you find the taste of an aroma? Another request during our visit was to try and create a madeleine tea: cake in a cup. A real challenge.