Ladurée, Ginza Mitsukoshi, Tokyo

Such opulence. I suddenly felt underdressed in my casual travel gears.

It’s like walking into a princesses high tea. Everything is pastel and luscious looking, themed to the last tiny detail.

Rose pink velvet chairs with matte silver studs, pastel mint and pink coloured ribbon hangs behind all the beautiful boxes you can put your sweets in.

Greeted by a hostess if you’re sitting in, I had to wait for a table. It wasn’t for long and in the meanwhile I admired the beautiful uniforms of the girls working there. In front of me was the take-away display cabinet, full with a variety of incredibly intricately detailed pastries, macaroons and other sweets. It really looks fit for a princess.

I was actually excited being led to my table as I could see I had a good one! Seated in a corner in front of the window, I looked right over a busy intersection in Ginza and could people watch my heart away.

Beautifully coloured roses (matching the pastels) were in a vase and a wine glass of iced water was placed in front of me with the menu.

Considering Ladurèe isn’t THAT high priced, the setting and service is impeccable.

I made my selection, the Thè Mèlange Spècial Ladurèe with La Fraise & Pierre Hermè’s Ispahan.

I can’t even begin to tell you how delicious they both were.

La Fraise was $900¥ ($9$). So intricate. Red with pale spots and a green stem, inside we’re layers of Strawberry mousseline, strawberry confit and coconut biscuit. It was so soft and delicious. Melt in your mouth.

The Pierre Hermè’s Ispahan also about 900¥ ($9) was just as good. Raspberries & lychees – you can’t really go wrong. The crunchiness of the outside of the rose macaroon with the softness of the fruit is a sensation in itself. So beautiful.

My tea, also delicious. I don’t even usually drink tea so that speaks for itself! It was a ‘Ladurèe blend tea scented with orange, rose, vanilla, cinnamon.’ Simply delightful.

I sat and watched and ate and drank. Well worth the 3000¥ or $30aud that I spent. Perfect for a spot of indulgence.







La Fraise


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