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NEW LADUREE' OPENING IN N.Y!?

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  • Jet Dec 28, 2008 03:55 PM
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My hub' & I traveled to & ate our way through Paris , Summer 2007. I fell hard for Laduree';The Marie Antoinette Tea, the equisite celadon decor & ambience, the salt caramel macaron, the creme du maron & whip cream pastries, &, &, &, !!! I posted my local Los Angeles Chow Hounders to find who carries Laduree' Tea, locally. Apparently only Marriage Frere imports through some Cooking & specialty stores ( some of your Ny.Y. Foody hot-spots, too), but none of those blends are qualitatively like Marie Antoinette. I even wasted money at a swanky, reputable tea purveyor in Pasadena where my effort to replicate the blend produced agag-worthy brew. Finally, after numerous e-mails to Paris, Laduree' informed me they do not ship their products abroad. I thought at least on of the two London Branches might ship, but NO. The Gentleman who replied from Paris mentioned fleetingly ,at the end of his note, that a New York Shop or branch would be opening in 2009 in New York. I wrote back asking WHEN in 2009? Of course I received no response after that. I googled it & saw word of an N.Y. Opening on September 7th from a New York Publication called "The Wit of the Staircase". Alas, the date of that issue said, "2007". My detective work isn't working. Does anyone know anything!? JET

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    1. re: kathryn

      Thanks for responding, Katherine! What confuses me is, that the man in their French Office said it was to happen in 2009. Clearly there was a failed attempt in 2007, but do you think there is a chance that they are opening one in 2009? (regardless of where in N.Y.) I'm hoping someone who is a Laduree' Fan in N.Y. may have updated info? Best, JET

      1. re: Jet

        Jet, for what it's worth, I, too have been waiting for a Laduree shop to open in NY -- or anywhere in the states, for that matter. I, too, am hopelessly addicted to their wonderful Macarons and tea.

        This article was recently posted on NYEater.com -- and I think it has hope for us in July, 2011 -- check it out:

        http://ny.eater.com/archives/2011/05/...

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        Laduree
        864 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10021

        1. re: ChefARA

          I am absolutely thrilled with Laduree opening at a location between my office and my apartment. I've always considered the Laduree macarons to be the best!

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          Laduree
          864 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10021

          1. re: ellenost

            This is good news, I recently went to Laduree in Paris and it was exquisite.

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            Laduree
            864 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10021

          2. re: ChefARA

            Thanks, Ara, I can't wait to sink my teeth into a Macaron Beur Sal...I am on the WEst Coast, but I'll find a way to see if they ship. At some point, I'm going to try to replicate the recipe! Best, JET

            Thanks, Ara...I've been waiting so very long to sink my teeth into a Macaron Caramel Beure Sal, & now it could happen sooner. Alas, I am in California, so I will hope that they open on the West Coast OR they (the N.Y. Branch) ship to CA!! -Best, JET

            1. re: Jet

              Great news! Love the shop in St Germain.

              1. re: DaisyM

                Maison Laduree New York is slated to open soon!
                At 864 Madison Avenue.

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                Laduree
                864 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10021

                 
                1. re: agaaga

                  The store will open on August 22.

                  http://ny.eater.com/archives/2011/08/...

                  1. re: H Manning

                    Yay!

                    1. re: uwsister

                      I read they'll have a special flavor for NYC: cinnamon raisin. Cute.

      2. tomorrow's the day. who's excited?

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        1. re: coasts

          According to the website, the opening date is now August 26, but I'm definitely excited!

          http://www.laduree.fr/en/maisons/adre...

          1. re: H Manning

            d'oh!

            1. re: H Manning

              So sad I have a business trip on Friday. Will need to wait until next week. Maybe they'll be open on the weekend.

              1. re: H Manning

                Actually, I've spoken to one of the NYC reps and now they're postponing until Monday, August 29th.

                http://thewanderingeater.com

                1. re: chocokitty

                  Thanks for the update.

                  1. re: chocokitty

                    Thanks. I'll be home from my business trip. I plan to stop by on the 29th!

                    1. re: ellenost

                      Latest news from their Facebook page is that the opening is now scheduled for Saturday (8/27) at 1:00 pm.

                      1. re: ellenost

                        I spoken to their reps again and they said it's officially open on Monday, 8/29.

                        1. re: chocokitty

                          Thanks for the correction.