Now, I do like a macaron so whilst passing through Belgravia this week I thought it was the ideal time to treat myself to some Easter treats at Pierre Hermé.
Situated in a slick boutique on Lowndes Street with Christian Louboutin and Amouage as neighbours Chef Pâtissier Pierre Hermé has brought his gourmet macarons to Belgravia in central London. Already a huge hit in Paris, with a cult following in Japan where he has multiple boutiques, he creates his signature macarons alongside seasonal collections, artisan chocolates and teas. With an incredibly exciting range of traditional, adventurous and exotic flavours such as.....
Olive Oil & Mandarin Orange
Strawberry & Wasabi
Pistachio, Ceylon Cinnamon & Morello Cherries
Jasmin Flower & Jasmine Tea
Chocolate, Coffee & Aniseed
Violet & Liquorice
Orange, Campari & Grapefruit
Rose, Litchi & Raspberry
Orange, Carrot & Ceylon Cinnamon
Peach, Apricot & Saffron
Milk Chocolate & Passion Fruit
and the infamous Fig & Foie Gras
Pierre Hermé's fragrant macarons are light and airy, delicately flavoursome and very generous in their fillings. I never know which flavour to begin with when I get my coveted bounty of hand selected macarons home. I love to eat them in a gourmet russian roulette style, selecting one and blindly tasting and savouring the flavours to detect each ingredient in turn. The original full box of twelve that I purchased didn't make it to the photograph stage, six mysteriously dissapeared.
The temptation was just too strong for us, oops!