I was very excited today to have a meeting and show round at the luxurious macaron specialist Laduree based here in Makati City, Manila. I love my job as a wedding planner! Dangerously for me their store is based just 2 minutes walk from the apartment where I’m staying!
Stepping into their store you instantly know you have stepped into the lap of luxury. The store itself is just beautiful and entices you to want to delight in sampling what they have to offer. Their macarons are delivered in directly from Paris and they have an absolutely wonderful array of colours and flavours to choose from.
My claim to fame is that I was the first person in the Philippines to purchase their new and exclusively designed box by Katie Harris, a limited edition especially for Mother’s Day!! Mother’s Day here falls on 8th May. As a special promotion they will be setting up a pop up afternoon tea shop from 7th to 8th May 11am -6pm outside their store in Rockwell so head on down.
So now to fill my gift box with 8 Macarons – where to start?? Well it had to be chocolate and of course salted caramel followed by pistachio. I then plumped for coffee, raspberry, vanilla, blackcurrant and rose. They were all absolutely delicious (yes I have managed to polish them all off already!) but my personal favourites have to be the pistachio and the salted caramel. I shall of course keep the gorgeous box forever….
Laduree can offer special packages for weddings and for special events ie afternoon tea parties, baby showers and also for corporate events. Their offer extends beyond macarons to a wide range of other luxury, but equally beautiful items.
Teas – some are blended and some their own unique flavour, with a total of 19 teas to select from. To accompany these they offer some exquisite teapots and tea cups, which you would never want to actually use as they are just too beautiful!
Fragrances – candles of varying sizes and room sprays
Jams and preserves- an array of luxury fruit jams and even salted butter caramel! Yummy!
Chocolates and even ice creams, the latter proving to have been particularly popular in this climate.
For weddings, brides and grooms can select from the Laduree celebration brochure which details the products available. Wedding packages can be put together for you to include a number of these items. Macarons can be given as wedding favours in a small gift box or presented in a macaron tower or a cube as an alternative or addition to your wedding cake. Their gift collection includes traditional sugared almonds , chocolates, marshmallows, fragrances, candles and hampers of various sizes & contents, all presented with elegance and class!
For further details please see www.laduree.com
I certainly shall be back for a 2nd visit or more….