This Decadent French Dessert Makes You Feel Like Royalty

The queen of macarons introduces an extravagant French dessert
| FROM THE PRINT EDITION |
 
 
  • The dark swan from Lady Yum
The dark swan from Lady Yum

This article appears in print in the July 2019 issue. Click here to subscribe.

If you’ve ever entertained a fantasy to dine like Marie Antoinette, you’re in luck: Lady Yum, the preeminent local purveyor of macarons, has opened a Pioneer Square sweets shop (116 S Washington St.; 866.523.9986) dripping in extravagance. Owner Megan Wagstaff has managed to create a space that includes gold, velvet, faux fur and wild prints with just enough exposed brick to honor the history of the neighborhood. The decor isn’t the only bold choice: Lady Yum is serving exquisite French entremets (in pastry terms, petite layered mousse-and-cake desserts, made in-house by pastry chef Felicia Yoder) here in addition to the signature macarons. We particularly loved the Dark Swan, a whimsical, decadent play on all things chocolate ($10), but your best bet is rallying your girlfriends and ordering a few to share—with Champagne, bien sûr.

Related Content

Frosted Flakes and Brioche French Toast? Yes, Please

Cook something sweet and savory with a Vietnamese flair from Bainbridge's Ban Sa. (Don't sleep on the waffle recipe).

Make the famous Lark roasted mustard chicken while staying safe at home

Want to try your hand at Lark's famous roasted chicken? Here's the recipe to liven up those stay-at-home days.

Try making Shiro's healthy and delicious ginger pork recipe during quarantine.

If you are getting tired of your own cooking in isolation, the chef from Shiro's Sushi has a ginger pork recipe to liven up your dinner.

Loulay and Luc Bistro's Lovely Couscous and Alaskan Pollock

Luc Bistro and Loulay are closed for now, but you can get a taste of chef Thierry Rautureau's cooking by making this recipe at home.