Whilst on a recent work trip to Paris I managed to sneak in a quick trip to Pierre Hermé, the French King of pastry who takes you on a journey into the world of tastes, sensations and pleasures. Every season he brings out new ideas and delights in cakes, desserts, chocolate, petit fours, macaroons and ice cream.
I chose a selection, which included the following:
Chuao, a pure origin Chuao dark chocolate, on one side and blackcurrant on the other with a blackcurrant berry ganache filling - my favourite!
Huile D'Olive and Mandarine, which is an olive oil green on one side and mandarin orange on the other, with a creamy mandarine ganache filling.
Mogador, a chocolate speckled yellow passion fruit macaron with a milk chocolate ganache filling.
Infiniment Chocolate, which is a brown chocolate speckled Venezuela Porcelana chocolate macaron - a chocolate lovers dream!
Creme Brulée, a peach coloured vanilla and caramel macaron.
Métissé, which is bright orange on one side, dark orange on the other and filled with a bright yellow ganache tasting of carrot, orange and cinnamon.
I just love the unusual flavours, and will have to be more adventurous with mine.
Have a sweet day!