Friday, September 20, 2013

French Connection

If you've been following me on Facebook and Instagram, you probably know I've been away in the last month to lovely grand amazing ol' Paree.

Sigh. The food, the wine, the cheeses and the pastries were all to die for!

These are just a small portion of my happy food snaps (just the SWEETS!) - excuse the picture quality, they were all taken on my iPhone. But first, an obligatory shot of:

The Eiffel Tower!
C'est Magnifique!
And we went on the most gorgeous day possible...sunshine, blue skies, green grass.
France was really turning it on for us in the 2 weeks we were there!

First order of business: Visiting Laduree!

The (in)famous Laduree macarons!
I was pretty skeptical as I'd tried the ones from Sydney which were really sweet.
But these really were quite amazing. Not too sweet, full of flavour.

All the different flavours like Yuzu, Salted Caramel, Raspberry

Me and my stash! 

 And the competition - Pierre Herme!

They had macarons with interesting flavour twists, like Yogurt & Banana, and Jasmine Flower.
By the end of the week I was reaaaally macaron-ed out!

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