Sunday, January 26, 2014

La Jolla, CA : Lette Macarons

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There is a new macaron kiosk at the UTC Westfield mall in La Jolla. I received a box as a gift. The macarons are not baked fresh on site but delivered to the kiosk from Beverly Hills.
 

Madagascar vanilla - Vanilla ganache
Violet cassis - Violet ganache and black current jam
Rose - Rose ganache
Lemon - Lemon cream
 
Coconut - Coconut ganache
Raspberry - Raspberry ganache
Sweet Wedding Almond - Almond ganache
Caribbean chocolate - Chocolate ganache
 
Columbian coffee - Coffee ganache
Earl Gray Tea - Earl Gray Tea ganache
Passion fruit - Passion fruit ganache
Sicilian pistachio - Pistachio ganache
 
 
The verdict: It's definitely not comparable to Laduree macarons. The flavors are interesting but it's not something I would buy all the time due to its cost ($1.95 per macaron). Lette should consider moving into an indoor boutique and baking fresh macarons on site rather than having a kiosk in an open air mall. Another possible location would be the Del Mar Heights shopping center.

Here's a comparison:

Lette Macarons
 
Laduree

1 comments:

Anonymous said...

If you have the money to fly to New York or Paris for Laduree, good for you. If not, try Lette. Their macarons are delicately flavored and a lovely treat. I'm serving them tonight at my Girls Nite Out dinner. The rose and violet are my faves!

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