Friday, December 19, 2008
Today we met up with our lovely friend Clare. She's a fellow New Zealander who has been working and studying in Paris for the past year. She took us to Laduree, a beautiful and decadent old restaurant on the Champs Elysees. After a surprisingly brief wait, we were seated in front of an array of every kind of treat imaginable. I ordered a honey and rose petal flavoured tea called The Marie Antoinette. The other two ordered hot chocolates, but we're talking 70% real melted chocolate and 30% milk. We also got a plate of mini macaroons. Since I'm slightly obsessed I wanted every flavour, but being almost $5 for one, I picked just 4 - chocolate, caramel with fine salt, orange blossom and blackcurrant violet.