Ladurée Opens In Beverly Hills: You’re Welcome.

To the great many of you who have been carefully tracking the progress of LA’s second branch of Paris’ cult macaron shop comes this welcome news:  Ladurée threw open its doors at 311 N. Beverly Dr. on Saturday.  While I haven’t seen the recently opened outpost at The Grove, this one has a different look and feel than the branches I’ve visited in Paris, London, or New York.  The tiny jewel box space is bright and airy with large flowers and lattice on the walls, not paneled and heavily Gallic in theme like many of the others.  A cursory glance at the menu shows many of my old favorites, including the Club Champs-Elysees (tomato, eggplant, zucchini, mozzarella, parmesan, and basil on wholemeal bread).  And the pastries, cakes, and macarons are as gorgeous as always, and prettily displayed in glass cases, beckoning you to forget all about that New Year’s resolution you recently made…

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Correction:  I originally reported that the Club Champs-Elysees was on the menu.  It is not.  That sandwich is apparently only served in Paris and New York.  Tofu sliders are this locations meat-free sandwich option.

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Ladurée #2 Coming To Beverly Hills!

Le Bon Dieu of heavenly French patisserie continues to shower confectionary benevolence upon the good people of LA…  I’ve been starry-eyed ever since Eater told us about the upcoming arrival of Paris’ legendary pastry shop and restaurant Ladurée to The Grove.  But guess what happy surprise I stumbled upon on the corner of Beverly and Dayton in Beverly Hills:  It appears that Ladurée is taking over the space that used to house Vosges Haut-Chocolat at 311 N. Beverly Dr.  Plywood covers the front, obscuring the diminutive shop and kitchen as it transforms into the jewel box that is their signature style, but I’m confident it’ll be magnifique and I personally can’t wait.  Quelle Bonne Chance!

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