History of Macarons

What is the story behind the delicious macarons we enjoy everyday? Before we experimented with trendy tastes like s’mores and funfetti, before we even found our quintessential favorites like rose and almond, what were macarons all about? Like the best heros, macarons came from humble means. Originally, they started in Italy as simple cookies made of sugar, almond powder, and egg whites. Catherine de Medicis brought them to France with her marriage to King Henry II in 1533. Everything changed once France got a hold of these petite treats. At the dawn of the 20th century, the grandson of Louis Ernest Laduree (of Laduree pastries), Pierre Desfontaines, had the idea to stick the cookie together

Happy Bastille Day!

July 14 is Bastille Day and the team at La Patisserie is super excited to celebrate this French holiday! The French National Day commemorates the Storming of the Bastille in 1789, which was a turning point in the French Revolution. And what better way to celebrate the unity of the French people than with delicious macarons and pastries? Last week, the La Patisserie team were celebrating at the Bastille Day Celebration at Triangle Park. Our patriotic macarons came in trios of Strawberry Basil, Lemon Blueberry, and Coconut. We also had beautiful blooms from King Florist to decorate our table. It was so much fun enjoying the French singing, pastries, and--get this--juggling! Don’t worry if you

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