Beirut’s very own Ladurée

… Pretty, no?


I thought I write about Ladurée‘s new shop in Beirut, Lebanon. It is since October 20, 2010, that we are able to indulge in Macarons directly shipped from France. (Do you see a paradox Here??)

A whole lot of of flavors and tastes are available in all sorts of pretty colors.
And it is … 

… a pretty shop too. It is more like a candy shop in Paris than a Patisserie. 

It is located in Down Town Beirut. Not exactly on the main road, and I have never seen people queuing either. The Daily Star wrote about it at the time.
I thought I had to document this, since it was a big hoo-hah when Ladurée opened in New York this week.

Published by ChefThomas

… born in Upper Austria’s Wels, I have done most of my growing up in Vienna. Only by sheer accident did I fall into the trade of Pâtissier. After a short apprentice ship at a Viennese Bakery, I was accepted for apprentice ship, at "K.u.K. Hofzuckerbäcker Demel’s Söhne", one of the oldest patisseries in Vienna. Learning the trade from the very basics, as the Emperor two Centuries ago would have expected from a "Pâtissier to the Royal and Imperial Court" (That is what the older Pâtissier still calls himself). I soon took to travel the world. From patisseries in America, to hotels in the Far East, Africa and the Middle East, did I accumulate a wealth of experience, ranging from bakeries to first class restaurants in major hotels to banquets for Presidents, Sultans and Heads of States and other famous, infamous and not so famous people. But the true excitement for me is in the "Viennese Café". Not just as an occupation, but as an institution in it own right.

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