We first found Les Madeleines a little more than a year into our marriage at its original location shortly after it opened, back when the cases only had a few offerings to choose from. Greg and I picked some treats, chatted with Romina, and vowed to ourselves to go back as often as possible.
Over the years we would pop in and find new treats to try (the kouing amann, raspberry charlottes, and Meyer lemon tarts quickly became must haves) and some favorites no longer available (the Jaipur cupcake is still one I think of regularly). We shared treats with friends, family, and coworkers. One of my favorite things to buy was the dog biscuits for our puppies before two of them passed. Buddha, our Frenchie, would gobble them up in a mad dash. Loki, our shih tzu, would take his, run into the living room and perform what we lovingly called a treat dance where he would toss the treat in the air then jump around it, rub his back along it, and paw at it before finally settling in to eat it. And Percy, our chihuahua, would make you break it into smaller pieces so it was easier to eat. Each one loved those treats and it felt especially special to watch them love something from a place we’d loved for so long.
Les Madeleines has been a part of our love story for nearly as long as our love story has existed. It’s played part in holiday celebrations, birthdays, anniversaries, and just those days when you want to show someone you’ve been thinking about them. And while I am sad to watch the shop close, I love looking back on all those times Romina and her delicious pastries brought joy and comfort into my life.
Wishing all the very best for you and I’m eagerly waiting to see what you have planned for the future!