While nothing quite rivals the gift of a Tiffany blue box, a light pistachio green one from Ladurée Paris, promising an assortment of divine pastel pastries, comes pretty close. Desperate to discover how one of our favorite patisseries makes the macaron based treats we cannot get enough of, we visited the shop’s NYC flagship for a behind-the-scenes look at how their sugary sensations take shape. Their iconic macarons are flown in fresh every day from Paris, so you won’t see them made here, but their best-known, irresistible pastries and tarts all come together in-house—and are almost too pretty to eat. Here, watch how they make their famed Saint Honoré Rose, Tarte Citron and Ispahan, that taste just as perfect (and indulgent) as they look.
Saint Honoré Rose
Made up of a flaky pastry base, a rose petal custard that’s light as air, and topped with fresh raspberries, this is one decadent treat. Pair it with a glass of champagne to instantly feel like an ultimate Parisienne.
A staple Parisian pastry, this pâte sucrée shell is filled with a creme de citron that’s lemony flavor is sublime. As the tanginess hits your tastebuds, the buttery, almond crust immediately follows for a melt-in-your-mouth sensation.
Immediately eye-catching with its bright pink hue, this rose-flavored macaron hits new heights with added adornments. Think rose petal and lychee cream filling embellished with fresh raspberries.