If you are someone like me, who was drooling when 'Blair Waldorf' in 'Gossip Girls Season 4' was munching on her favourite macarons while lounging in a bubble bath, you'd love to hear this news. Ladurée, the iconic French patisserie known for its Macarons and French Patisseries, has opened its second outlet in India. The good news for people in Gurugram as the outlet is located at Ambience Mall, Gurugram. Ladurée was started as a Parisian tea room in 1862 by Louis Ernest Ladurée and is present in more than 20 countries.
Ladurée made its India debut last year with a store in New Delhi's Khan Market. Unlike its three-storey outlet at Khan Market, the Ladurée outpost at Ambience Mall is spread in a smaller space in the Central Atrium of the mall. The minimal décor tinged with a pastel mint hue exudes a classy and soothing vibe. Their menu features delectable brunch meals like Egg Benedict, Salads, Sandwiches, Croissants and more.
I was excited when I was invited to the opening of Ladurée's second outlet in Gurugram. People normally start their lunch with a savoury dish but I couldn't resist seeing the macarons nicely plated on the table and took a bite. It was chewy and so heavenly. Then, I moved on to the crunchy Crouton topped with creamy sauce, flax seeds and colourful edible flowers. Coming to the fried food section, I tried the classic French Fries and Fish Fingers. Served with spicy condiments, both the finger food was quite satiating. Next on the table was Ladurée's signature dish, Chicken and Salmon Vol-au-vent. With the flaky and buttery puff pastry shell and savoury filling, this appetizer is a delightful combination of flavours and textures. One should definitely try this dish. But what I would truly recommend are their Croissant, eclair Chocolate and of course, Macaron.
If you love romanticising the Parisian vibe and cannot really afford a trip to Paris (like me), please head straight to Ladurée and treat yourself to some delectable Macarons and Croissants.
Where: Ladurée In Ambience Mall, Gurugram
Price: 2500 for two (approx.)
Timings: 10 am to 9 pm