Ladurée Macaroons In 1862 Louis Ernest Ladurée opened his little bakery on the rue Royale and almost 20 years later, Ladurée's cousin Pierre Desfontaines created the macaroon that they would became famous for. Desfontaines developed the idea to fix two pieces of the mellow macaroon cake with a garnish of tasty flavor. In that moment the small, fluffy cake that is crunchy on the outside and melts on the inside, became a delicacy that would be appreciated around the world. Nowadays, The Mark prides itself in providing these unique macaroons as the perfect compliment to your stay. Enjoy these delicate treats by your bedside on your first night's stay.