The story of Laduree started in 1862 when Louis Ernest Laduree opened a bakery in the heart of Paris at 16, rue Royale. In 1872, following a fire, the little bakery became a pastry shop and the decoration was done by Jules Cheret, a famous painter and poster-designer of the time. Jeanne Souchard, Ernest Laduree's wife, then had the idea of combining a Parisian cafe with a pastry-shop. She therefore created one of Paris' first tea rooms.
In 1993 Laduree was bought by Francis and David Holder and became one of the best known gourmet addresses in Paris, a veritable institution with its famous "macaron" as its emblem.
In this book Michel Lerouet, the Chef at Laduree, reveals 100 of the most famous Laduree recipes, adapted for the general public. From duck foie gras with rose macaroon to vegetable tagliatelles with Laduree tea and cardamom, as well as the taramasalata eclair with rose petals, the Chef presents us with an entire artist's pallet of appetizers, main courses, fish, meat, salads, omelettes...All with the Laduree quality and creativity.