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Published May 16th 2012
Pierre Hermé has been the favourite pâtissier of boho Paris ever since he opened his first shop on the Rive Gauche, in the delightful rue Bonaparte. Forget Marie-Antoinette styled pink boxes, this is the most stylish and post-modern cake designer around.
Pierre Hermé's new shop has opened on London's Lowndes street, next to smart shoe and dress designers, in a lovely triangle of luxury and refinement.
The chromatically decorated shop sells a dizzying array of macaroons, with flavours ranging from the evocative (Infiniment Jasmin) to the wacky (Chocolate, coffee and aniseed). Every mouthful from my personal tasting list was a masterpiece in fragrance and balance. I particularly love the Métissé, an award worthy blend of Orange, Carrot and Ceylon cinnamon.
The shop also offers boxes over boxes of his trade-mark chocolates and they are definitely worth discovering too.
Macaroons have almost matched the popularity that cupcakes achieved last Spring and my bet is on us seeing a lot of them in the forthcoming weddings, exam celebrations and jubilee lunches that beckon! But if I should only taste Eden once, I will make it a Pierre Hermé macaroon: Peach, Apricot and Saffron.