As you know, my obsession with macarons, Laduree macarons, is deep, shameless and abiding. So it is no trivial matter when someone presents to me said macarons. First of all, they cannot be shipped to the US because of their extreme perishability. Second, and relatedly, it's hard to get them into the country because they're considered a fresh food item, and thereby are not allowed through customs.
Well, our friends, who shall remain nameless (but who are French and recently got engaged) just got back from a trip home to visit their families (to officially announce their engagement) and brought back LADUREE macarons--in tact and uneaten!!!!
They are so delicious. I've never had their summer flavors--which include lemongrass, Moroccan mint, coconut. They are just as good as their permanent flavors of violet blackcurrant, orange blossom, and salted caramel! All in this beautiful boite! Absolute heaven and a real treat!
Thank you C & A!