December 11, 2011 22:22
| Food and Drink
Tucked away in Belgravia is a little shop of delectable proportions. Pierre Herme, a fourth generation French pastry chef and the man who has revolutionized the humble macaron has finally opened a flagship boutique in the UK. Already a massive hit in Japan, where people line up to buy his fusion macarons and other sweet treats, London can finally enjoy his brilliant work.
His creations are dubbed haute de patisserie and the saying you eat with your eyes first holds true at Pierre Herme. Every detail is done to perfection – the vibrant colours of his yummy bijoux treats and the packaging are all tops. Flavours range from licorice and violet to pistachio.
I sampled both the rose and hazelnut and asparagus macarons – dubious of the flavours at first, I was pleasantly surprised – they were subtle and delicious. In addition to macarons, Pierre Herme also has a range of gorgeous chocolates and cakes to satisfy any craving.
He also works alongside fellow artisans who make gourmet jams as well as candles for the home. Perfection.
I see many Alice in Wonderland inspired tea parties in my future…
To enjoy Pierre Herme stroll over to 13 Lowndes Street, London SW1X.
Monique McGoey-Rabone, a local mum and publisher of WestLondonMum.co.uk - a hyper local online magazine for the savvy families of west London.