France’s 5th annual Jour du Macaron (Macaron Day) will take place on Saturday, March 20, 2010. Founded by the Pastry King himself, Pierre Hermé, this day devoted to the crispy, round feather-light treat with a soft center, will feature free tastings and other special events in Pierre Hermé’s shops in Paris and Tokyo and 100 … Continue reading Jour du Macaron (Macaron Day)
A recipe for the classic macarons you’ll find in Parisian pâtisseries.
Paris’s celebrated “Picasso of Pastry” is set to open a pâtisserie in London’s Knightsbridge district in 2010, possibly as early as this spring. Known for his gourmet macarons and artful pastries, Pierre Hermé already has four shops in Paris and one in Tokyo. The London shop will be known as Pierre Hermé Paris. British fans … Continue reading Pierre Hermé to open shop in London
The store on rue Royale dates back to 1862, when founder Louis-Ernest Ladurée opened a bakery, which, following a fire in 1871, he transformed into a pastry shop. Louis-Ernest’s wife, Jeanne Souchard, hit upon the idea of combining a café with the pastry shop, and one of Paris’s first tea rooms was born. The company’s … Continue reading Ladurée
He’s been called the “Star of Montmartre,” and one look through the window of Arnaud Larher’s superb shop on rue Caulaincourt leaves no doubt as to why. The huge selection of exquisite macarons, pastries and chocolates are presented in soft, radiant light that brings out the master’s attention to detail and the quality of the … Continue reading Arnaud Larher
Pierre Hermé’s tiny, ultra-chic showcase boutique on rue Bonaparte is filled with spectacular pastries, cakes and hand-made chocolates. Small gem-like macarons in a rainbow of colors are especially popular. It’s hard not to be tempted by such mouth-watering treats. Chocolate lovers owe it to themselves to try Carrément Chocolat, a rich, sublime square of alternating … Continue reading Pierre Hermé