The Pierre Herme’s fetish of the moment is nothing else but… vanilla… “J’aime la vanille pour la pureté de son goût!”,-writes Herme about his “Infiniment Vanille” pastry line. (Only available from 14th to 26th of November).
And indeed, vanilla has been banalized and industrialized by all these giant companies who probably don’t even use natural vanilla. “Tarte infiniment vanille”,”emotion vanille” (dessert in a glass),” macaron vanille” and even “éclair vanille” …..Pierre Herme uses vanilla from Mexico, Tahiti and Madagascar and, as he says, creates kind of “goût vanille Maison”.
Other exciting flavours. “Truffe blanche et noisette” macarons. Even before biting you can smell the very intensive flavour of white truffles.
And my favourite “Ispahan”. Below are some images from Pierre Herme shop today. (72 Rue Bonaparte,75006). As always, it was full of people!!!