While I was overseas, the infamous Laduree had opened in Westfield Sydney. I was bummed that I missed out on the opening but am also glad that I wasn’t here for the long queues that I had heard all about. Luckily for me, I could quickly duck down at any time during my working day and that I did.
The shop is located at Shop 3048A, level 3 at Westfield Sydney. It’s very exciting for Laduree to have expanded its doors, all the way to Australia. It has such a grand name for itself that it was only time a shop opened here.
Having walked passed and visiting a Laduree shop in Paris, the shop here in Sydney gives off the exact same vibe. I think Westfield Sydney has the perfect ambience to have something like this in one of their spaces.
I always get giddy when seeing macaron towers. They make me smile all the time!
Popping by early in the morning meant that I got to see mass amounts of macarons with each flavour having a plenty.
I saw some of the staff ever so carefully putting out the macarons. Such delicate treats deserve the best of care.
Of course, I couldn’t walk away without my own stash.
A dozen macarons $38.40
In no order I sampled the strawberry poppy, almond marshmallow, vanilla, pistachio, chocolate, raspberry, blackcurrent violet, strawberry marshmellow, salted caramel, orange blossom, coffee and lemon macaron. The only one I didn’t try was the liquorice (purely because I can’t handle that flavour).
I realise there has been some commotion about them being frozen and imported from Switerzland, but at the same time we’re very lucky to have these infamous macarons on our shores, regardless. I think each flavour was distinct in its own way with my favourites being the salted caramel and orange blossom. Some shells were much more delicate than others and not all textures were the same, but nonetheless they were still a delight to eat!
Prices are quite steep to treat yourself every day at $3.20 per macaron, but when you deserve something good, why not spoil yourself? We all deserve it every now and again! Lunch times still generate a queue but not as ridiculous as one hour waits. I am looking forward to trying all other, any other treats on offer.
Level 3, Shop 3048A
100 Market Street
Sydney NSW 2000