I'm back today to continue my blog series about some of the great London food spots my sweetie Kev and I visited while in England earlier this summer! Since both of us had already been to London a few times, we really weren't sure if we were going to squeeze it in while on our quick trip that covered Edinburgh, York and Chester. That is, until I came up with the fabulous idea to make our trip to London all about food! Hello?! Chef in London!!! Anyhoo, I decided where I wanted to go, got Kev to figure out our route and was absolutely delighted that every place on my list was within walking distance! Our first stop was the famous Food Hall of Harrods. While there, we stopped in at our second spot, the French luxury patisserie named Laduree. There are four Laudree locations in London and we were lucky enough to see two: Laduree at Harrods and another located in the iconic Burlington Arcade.
Our London Food Tour: Part Two, Laduree
Laduree is a luxury pastry house that was founded in 1862 by Louis-Ernest Laurdee in Paris, France. Years after the patisserie was founded, Louis-Ernest's grandson Pierre Desfontaine made the bakery famous by inventing Laduree's signature pasrty in 1930, the double stacked macaron. Pierre took Catherine de Midici's favourite cookie that was brought to France in the 16th century and sandwiched two together with a ganache filling. Since then, the patisserie has expanded with over 30 international locations and makes about 15,000 multi-flavoured macarons a day, along with a line of exquisite beauty products.
Soon to come... Our London Food Tour: Part Two, Ottolenghi