Pierre Herme Paris stores that began in Tokyo are an international chain that sell chocolate and macarons with several luxury boutiques throughout Asia Europe and the Middle East.
As I entered their store on Motcomb Street in Knightsbridge, the room had a minimalist interior and resembled more like a jewellery shop.
With the help of a friendly and eager sales lady who was ready to share her knowledge, I bought a chocolate macaron and a salted caramel chocolate to take away. I ate it outside as there was no seating. The macaron was not too sweet and the flavours were intense with a good focus on texture. The salted caramel was creamy and didn’t satisfy my sweet craving so I went back into the store to take something else. There was a vast amount of other more unusual flavours of macarons including Rose and Quince and Apricot and Crunchy Pistachio. However I ended up buying a jam called Ispahan; named after Piere Herme’s most famous creation which is a delightful combination of lychee, rose and raspberry. Athough the jam recipe belongs to Pierre Hermé, the production is done by Christine Ferber, who is known as the queen of confiture! This was sure to be a real treat for my breakfast the next morning.
Pierre Hermes talent goes way beyond his renowned macarons and chocolates. He also has delicious pound cakes, hazelnut spreads and more. With macarons ranging from £2.00 - £3.20 and jams at £10.00 it is a rather expensive affair. But this really is an experience where one savors the treat embracing all textures and flavours. Pierre herme - a true sensory artist.