Cool Collaboration: Pucci and LaDuree

Pucci and Ladurée have joined forces.

The NL magazine LXRY likes unique collaboraties, especially if they are surprising and inspirattional. The Italian fashion house Pucci and the luxureous French patissier Ladurée have joined forces.

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Together they designed a series of chic gift boxes filled with Ladurée macarons. For the fashionistas this means not only wearing the latest Pucci fashion but also carrying a box of macarons of the same label. LXRY spots a lot of geometric design and of course the signature Pucci capri print is there also. Especially for this collaboration  Ladurée prepared two new flavours, so now there are macarons in lemon and in rosebud flavour. the luxurious gift box can be found in the Ladurée shops. Mind you: limited only.

Macarons in Qatar – Le Macaron

When I knew we were going to visit our friends in Qatar, I could not resist checking if there are any macaron shops in Doha. And, if there were any famous ones, if we could also find any not so famous ones.

Le Macaron

I found Le Macaron on Facebook,  but couldn’t find a website for them. I finally contacted them through a message via Facebook and we found their shop.

 

 

The parked van outside indicated where we had to be. The logo reminds us obviously of LaDurée. Inside beautiful displays, macaron towers and cakes.

Le Macaron Doha van

 

Doha Le Macaron

 We were offered some macarons, aniseed for example, to taste by the friendly staff.

Le Macaron Doha

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Unfortunately we did not meet the owner or the chef of this little shop.  But you know where to go if you live in Doha! The small court or news off Salwa Road!

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Revealed today Poptasi’s new creation The Maduche!

Finally, 14th December, the launch of a new kind of pastry!  The introduction of Poptasi’s new creation was going to take place at Poptasi’s pop-up shop in the MINI Brand Store on the Leidseplein in Amsterdam at 12.00 hrs sharp!

Of course I made sure I was going  to be on time! There it was, the red carpet and the Poptasi car outside the MINI store. Inside, in the pop-up store mini macarons covered (as traditional for a Dutch birth celebration) in pink and blue aniseed sprinkles were awaiting us.

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And there they were, Patrick and his team and (drum roll…) , still hidden underneath a silk black cover sheet,  what was about to be revealed!

Patrick van Drie and the Poptasi Team

Patrick van Drie and the Poptasi Team

At 12.00 hrs, Patrick pulled down the sheet and introduced….. the Maduche! Bottom half macaron, middle a ganache or cream and on top, shaped as the top half of the macaorn, a chocolate bonbon or truffle.

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For the occasion of the introduction Patrick prepared two flavours, one white chocolate filled with Irish coffee,  the other a chocolate/cream truffle. You can imagine the endless flavour combinations!

It is the successor of the macaron? No, definitely not, it is something completely different! More flavours, more textures in one bite, and therefore a little more ‘complicated’ and definitately richer. Which means you simply won’t be able to eat that many one after the other (at least, I don’t think I can!) like you could be tempted to do with macarons.

Macuche flvours

The two introductory Maduche flavours!

A new Dangerously Delicious Delight is born! I wonder if someone will follow, Pierre Hermé perhaps? Fauchon? LaDurée? One thing is fore sure, if a macaron is already tricky and laboursome  to make, the Maduche is probably even more so!

The Maduche is born! Cheers!

Needless to say I did not leave empty handed; 24 Madushes (12 of each), a Poptasi t-shirt  and a bag of very fine broyage! All for sale by the way in Poptasi’s shop in Amsterdam .

For another report (in Dutch) about this special occasion, read Culy.nl.

2013 Jour du Macaron

Where best to celebrate the 8th Jour du Macaron but in Paris! So finally, after a lot of talking and no doing, the Thalys is booked, the Hotel is selected, the patissiers tour selected (participating and non participating), and the girls are ready to go!

 

8th Jour du Macaron 2013

8th Jour du Macaron 2013

 

Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee Macarons by LaDuree

LaDureeEspecially for  Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee LaDuree created this beautiful  Union Jack packaging! But which flavour did LaDuree give this limited edition macaron? Unfortunately this story does not provide the answer, so we are going to investigate….! Do you know??

Jill Colonna’s Quest for the Best Macarons in Paris….!

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Pouchkine Paris by Jill Colonna

Jill, our friend the author of the book ‘Mad About Macarons’ toured around Paris the weekend to check out what’s hot and whose not in the world of macarons nowadays.  There is obviously more to life than just La Duree and Pierre Herme!! And is there an answer to the question: ‘What are the best macarons in Paris?’ Let’s find out from Jill’s LeBlog….

Soon… the results of the great macaron tasting session in Paris!!

Cab you guess whose macarons these are??

Did you know there is a LaDuree in Megeve?

I didn’t until today!! But also in Megeve, there is a LaDuree!

LaDuree Megeve

LaDuree Megeve

LaDuree Megeve

LaDuree Megeve