Caramelized, Gooey, Flaky, Crunchy at Les Madeleines

img_0311medLes Madeleines patisserie and café serves delectable desserts and pastries made from scratch. Not only are the finest ingredients used, they look pretty too. After having been spoiled by the delicious pastries of France (having spent several months living and studying there), I was so excited to find Les Madeleines on 216 E 500 S. Many of the pastries they serve are inspired by the chef's travels.img_0318med

Their specialty is the Kouing-aman, a rich buttery pastry from Brittany described as "crunchy, flaky, gooey, and slightly addictive." I soon found out why it is such a favorite. I was so excited to eat it that I forgot to take a picture first, and (proving their popularity), the rest were all gone by the time I thought about it. The meyer lemon meringue tartlette (pictured above) was also delicious, a seasonal treat made with fresh meyer lemons.

img_0316med1Monday - Friday 8-6, Saturday 8-4. Lunch is served just until 2:30, but an afternoon snack menu will keep you satisfied the rest of the day. Next time I'm going to try the sesame chicken salad wrap with a side of edamame. And then choose from the tempting display of raspberry charlottes, carrot cake cookies and pain au chocolat. Twenty different exotic flavors of cupcakes are also on the special order menu.  What more can I say but bon appetit!


Salt Lake Magazine's 2007 Dining Award Winner

City Weekly Best of Utah 2008