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The French are to pastry as Italians are to pasta: They just do it right, like no other. And, when it comes to the French macaron, Ladurée just may do it best. We have all swooned over Ladurée, which first established a tea room near the Place de la Concorde in 1862. With its shop on the Upper East Side, and the opening of its Soho tea salon on West Broadway, Ladurée has successfully brought the sophistication, and the delicate, rich flavors of French baking to New York City.