Bostock cacao, from Ladurée

Bostock Cacao, an anniversary pastry from Ladurée

The famous Paris pâtisserie Ladurée is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year.

To mark this milestone, the company has launched a line-up of spectacular desserts and pastries — one for every month.

The sweets, created under the direction of Ladurée head pastry chef Vincent Lemains, will be unveiled one at a time, throughout 2012.

January’s pastry is the Bostock Cacao: a rich chocolate brioche and chocolate almond cream, topped with a chocolate corolla!

Bostock cacao, from Ladurée

A speciality of the Champagne region, traditional Bostock is made with day-old brioche that is drenched in syrup, covered with almond cream and sliced almonds, and baked until caramelised.

Ladurée’s chocolate Bostock Cacao is available at the company’s stores in France, the U.K. and Japan.

Founded on rue Royale in 1862, Ladurée, most famous for inventing the double-sided macaron, is a Parisian establishment — one that is now reaching out to gourmands around the world.

The company’s growth in the last ten years has been remarkable. In addition to the three shops in Paris, it now has 26 shops located in Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Monaco, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the U.K. and the U.S.

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