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Laduree & Morelli's @ Harrods, Knightsbridge, London

limster | Apr 8, 2008 01:57 PM

• Laduree
Basic tea - a tea bag in a pot of hot water. The macarons are good -- dense creamy and chewy centres, but the crispy fragile shell has less of a presence. Better than most, but I wouldn't forsake Gerard Mulot's version for this.

Diva rouge -- a complex blend of flavours, not sure exactly what was in it -- the fruity sweetness of berries up front, then a suave sour flavour that seemed a bit like vinegar (or red wine?) to me rather than something from the berries, finishing with the bitter nuance of what I thought was chocolate.

The rest of them had more obvious intense flavours: gorgeous vanilla, nutty pistacchio, bright rose, golden caramel and salt.

• Morelli's
A nice dulce de leche gelato, smooth, rich texture with a buttery finish. Not bad but far from the best of its kind.

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