A little surprise came in the mail yesterday. A special holiday card…from Ladurée no less. One of the prettiest cards I’ve seen all year. The pastel green box (which resembles a miniature hat box!) is the exact same shade as Ladurée’s shopping bag.
There’s a drawing of the Eiffel Tower on the cover. Pull open and wooooshhh, a million discs spill out, declaring Bonne Annee in golden cursive. How could you not love that?
Inside, the newest macaron flavor to join the family. Chestnut and Pear – a most holiday appropriate pairing. The buttercream, lush, is mix of both elements and it’s studded with tiny roasted chestnut bits. This might replace pistachio as my favorite flavor – it’s the least sweet of all their macarons and the borderline airy buttercream is bliss. Devoured one too many in a sitting, a steaming pot of earl grey tea on the side.