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Les Madeleines

• 12 June 2007

This downtown treat joint is undoubtedly my favorite in SLC. Romina, the owner, is a purist and I love that about her. She uses Meyer lemons instead of conventional, Valrhona instead of milk chocolate, and butter with a higher fat content than Plugra...ahh yeah. The results? Croissants as good as Paris', cupcakes 100x better than Hostess and tarts that will knock your tastebuds out. I visit Les Madeleines so often that my kids are old hats around there and love to give "Mina" hugs when they arrive. I'm definitely passing on my endless love for treats. "Starving Stephanie" (childhood nickname) still lives on I suppose!

The picture on the right is of my favorite indulgence at Les Madeleines, a Meyer Lemon Meringue Tart. It's amazing if you love lemons like I so obviously do!


  1. I love Les's sheer existence makes SLC a cool place.

    wish we could go for a treat...
    instead I'll eat a TJ's lime popsicle in the 100 degree arizona heat.

  2. Oooh, lets go when I come visit in August. Croissants as good as in Paris? I'll have to taste it to believe it!

  3. Steph, I don't know if you watch Good Things Utah or not, but they have lots of local chefs on to share recipes. These guys were on the other day and I thought of you!


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