La Durée SOHO
What better way to celebrate my trip from Paris than to visit the amazing La Durée in Soho?
I can hardly think of any!
Being that my it is my favorite tearoom and I’m such a fan of the “univers La Durée”, with its whimsical touch while still preserving its old world heritage.
And that is the exact feeling I got while walking into the SOHO macaron temple.
Although I do believe nothing compares to the flagship establishment in Paris, because of its grandeur and history, its Yankee sibling definitely held her own.
Indeed, no need to engage in any sibling rivalry, the beauty, sophistication and kind service I witnessed as I walked into the hall was a sure sign that what was to come would be fantastic.
I waited on my dear friend, Janna who made reservations for a “teatime for two”.
I sat in the delightfully quaint waiting area until she arrived and we were quickly seated in the larger tea room area.
As a brand, La Durée is a signature style, an aesthetic, even a spirit- so it was great to see that the decor respected the formal French style that make it a cultural heirloom.
As we sat down, luck was definitely on our side because it was the last day of the holiday menu.
I chose the most feminine and regal pastry: the “Marie-Antoinette bûchette”: a pastel pink dreamy creation that seemed to have escaped the Queen’s Versailles boudoir. I was completely enchanted by the rose-flavored mini-cake with its lavish rococo design, dripping with festive molded accents and edible frills and pearls. A royal treat if I’ve ever seen one.
Continuing the splendour of our teatime treats, Jana chose the Celeste bûchette shaped in the letter “C”: a sublime dessert made with a crispy hazelnut and almond biscuit, topped with hazelnut biscuit, mousse and praline.
We both enjoyed our holiday pastries, accompanied by a lovely tea selection: the Marie-Antoinette tea and it was the perfect choice, for my deliciously rose flavored bûchette.
It was the perfect place for a girlie and sophisticated tea time and I would definitely love to return for lunch or dinner.
What are your favorite treats by La Durée?
➖dress: Valerian Hughes Haute Couture
➖boots: Cole Haan
➖pearl necklace: vintage (gift from my grandma)