France: Macaron

Bakery: ‘Lette Macarons null
Address: 14 S Fair Oaks Ave
City: Pasadena, California

My family took a road trip down to Pasadena to attend a wedding. We are staying at a hotel in Old Town Pasadena, an area within Downtown Pasadena.

‘Lette Macarons was on the bride’s list of favorite places in the LA/Pasadena area. ‘Lette is a macaron chain located in Southern California at Beverly Hills, Newport Beach, Glendale, Los Angeles, Pasadena, and San Diego.

The Pasadena location was just down the street from our hotel, so I had to check it out to satisfy my macaron cravings! ;)

I got a box of 12 macarons for $22 USD, with the following flavors:

  • Salted Caramel — salted caramel ganache
  • Coconut — coconut ganache
  • Colombian Coffee — coffee ganache
  • Lemon — citron ganache
  • Sweet Wedding Almond — almond ganache with almond bits on shell
  • Sicilian Pistachio — pistachio ganache
  • Raspberry — raspberry ganache
  • Passion Fruit — passion fruit ganache
  • Rose — rose ganache
  • Violet Cassis — violet ganache and black currant jam
  • Earl Grey Tea — earl grey ganache

‘Lette left a tip on the box:

After purchase we recommend keeping ‘lette macarons in the refrigerator; let them come to room temperature before serving—about 10 minutes. For best degustation, our macarons should be consumed within 3 days.

The tip generally applies to any macarons. I wish I had known this earlier! It does make a difference when you “thaw” it for 10 minutes or so, to soften the ganache (filling).

I shared the macarons with my mom, by cutting each in half so we could try all of the flavors! We concluded that the almond macaron was the best. I liked the salted caramel and earl grey tea macarons as well. What are your ‘Lette favorites?

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