Chocolate Macarons from Laduree, in Paris


After the end of a long week: I renewed my Carte de Sejour, braved the hectic but incredibleMarché St. Pierre at the foot of Montmarte…and tried to get an answer about why after 10 days, I still don’t have internet access or cable tv.

With all that stress, I felt it was an absolute necessity to visit Ladurée twice this week, especially since all my homemade chocolate macarons got wolfed down at a friend’s birthday party and I forgot to stash away a few for myself. I needed to get my fix…and I needed it fast.

But sometimes life tosses the weak a life preserver, namely chocolate-covered macarons – where have they been all my life?

16, rue Royale
75, avenue des Champs Elysées
21, rue Bonaparte


-Coming to Paris? Check out my Paris Pastry App, your guide to the best bakeries and chocolate shops of Paris. It’s also available as an e-book for Kindle, Android, and other devices.

– Check out my recipe to make your own French chocolate macarons at home. Dipping in chocolate is optional…

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  • October 29, 2005 4:24pm

    oh yes. chocolate covered macarons just 8 days away from me.

  • October 29, 2005 9:13pm

    Another example of how almost anything can be made better if you cover it in chocolate. (I say “almost” because I’ve never understood chocolate covered bugs. That doesn’t make the bugs taste better, just makes the chocolate worse. Admittedly, I’ve never tried one. :P)

    This is killing me. *sob*

  • October 29, 2005 11:42pm

    Is that an extra layer of fudge or chocolate on top of the macaroon? What a great idea. I bet the chocolate prevents the cookie from getting crumbly, thus lengthening the shelf life. People ask me to ship them macaroons all the time, but I can’t–they’ll go bad too fast.

  • Raquel
    October 31, 2005 11:22am

    Truly a gift from the gods! I wish they would descend upon me!

  • Cristina
    October 31, 2005 2:44pm

    Woah. Just when I thought that Laduree’s salted caramel macaroons and pistachio macaroons cannot get any better, it does.

  • November 1, 2005 5:19pm

    oh my goodness. i was about to write that i still thought pierre herme had the best macarons in town until i saw those 2 deadly words… “chocolate covered”.

  • Gideon
    November 25, 2005 5:29pm

    Congratulations on getting your Carte de Sejour. Just don’t cover that in chocolate.

  • March 3, 2009 4:28am

    Hello David
    I reeeeeeaaaaaaaallllllly want to check out that chocolate macaron recipe (as I have 5 egg whites sitting in the freezer after last month’s Daring Bakers recipe called for homemade ice-cream…) the link seems to take me to a Movable Type login page. Help!!

    Link fixed! -dl