Monday, 18 March 2013

Pierre Hermé - Macaron Day

Some of you may recall that last Spring I revealed a particular favourite place in central London that I like to sneak off to now and then to fulfill my secret penchant for macarons.

Well, this Wednesday just so happens to be Macaron Day. So I popped along to Pierre Hermé's swanky boutique in Knightsbridge for a chat with the lovely Yuki, who presides over the gourmandise delights in store and to treat myself to a little box of bite sized heaven. Yuki gave me a preview of the sumptuous macarons created for Wednesdays big charity event.

Visitors to Pierre Hermé will have the opportunity to try one of the most delectable delicacies created especially for Macaron day in exchange for a donation to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust which helps fund much needed research, clinical care and support for people with Cystic Fibrosis and their families.

Some of the special edition macarons on offer will be...

Vanilla, Violet & Blackberries
White Truffle & Roasted Piedmont Hazelnuts
Apricot & Crunchy Pistachio
Olive Oil & Vanilla
Matcha Green Tea & Black Sesame Crisp
Jasmine, Mango & Candied Grapefruit
Chocolate & Honey

Bon appétit!
Pierre Hermé
13 Lowndes St, London SW1X 9EX

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  1. Hi, Paul! Hi, Yuki!
    Yum!!! Let's see....I'll have one of each. Make that two of each, pretty pleeez :) I'm only sorry I didn't have time to visit when I was in town.
    Loi's of London!

  2. Oh my, I have been thinking of Macarons all day plotting my strategy to attend this Wednesday's Macaron Day here in Toronto! Rain or snow I'm going. Wow, these Pierre Herme Macarons must be soo delicious! I love their taste and pastel colours.

  3. They look so pretty and yummy. I've never tried a macaron and don't believe any of the bakeries in our fair city make them. I don't make them either, obviously. I'm glad you bought some for a good cause. Pamela

  4. What a wonderful cause! Big HUGS to them...I hope the day exceeds their expectations!



  5. salivating right now. YUMMY. I heart Macarons!!!!

  6. Hello Paul

    These look delicious and I am adding this to my notes for a visit when next in London. A big thank you to to Pierre Hermé for supporting CF.

    Have a delightful week

    Helen xx

  7. We love their Macarons, absolutely divine!

  8. Olive oil and vanilla....vimoni...where the salt meets the in the lagoon on Gilligan's Island....yum snatch a box of those for your trip to the Texas Panhandle willya?

  9. Hi Paul! It looks like you might really enjoy my mum's "Pasticcini di mandorle!" little almond cakes, made with ground almonds, egg, lemon rind and sugar. You can add food colouring, if you want them in different colours, and maybe a drop of limoncello, for flavour. Recipe on my blog, under: Pasticcini di Mandorle. They are so quick and easy to make and really taste better than macaroons. My mum used to add a few bitter almonds to the mixture, for flavour.

    A must say... those cute, little macaroons look so beautiful! I was given some, not too long ago. If food can be eaten with one's eyes, I looked at your pictures so mant times, I fell totally full!

    The shop looks fantastic. I love London! I wish I lived there... I love the buzz and vitality of a big city!




  10. There's a macaroon day? Where have I been? Well I guess I'll just have to go out and get some although I'm sure they won't come close to these.

  11. Hi Paul,
    These look delish !
    This little shop looks great, I must look it up next time I'm in town.
    Hope you have a lovely week,
    Liz x

  12. Hi Paul, Little yummy treasures, love the color combinations! Wish I was eating one right now!

  13. Hi Paul,

    This looks like the perfect way to spend the first day of Spring. I love macarons my favorites re the chocolate and pistachio.

    I wish I were sharing a few of these over tea with you and hearing ll of your decorating plans for Spiring.

    Have a great week, Elizabeth

  14. Gosh Paul, how would one ever choose just one flavor? I would have to try each one as they sound so exotic and the colors are amazing. How do they come up with such flavor mixes and then cram them into just a bite sized beauty? I've had them in France - I must find some here soon!

    Flowers are blooming, birds singing, and thankfully here in the southeast we don't have snow! Azaleas and dogwoods are late - may not be ready for Easter this year - but cherry blossoms and magnolias are almost in full Spring dresses and so pretty. I need to create a Spring wreath for my door soon!

    Happy Spring - Mary

  15. i'm a big fan of macarons!
    what a treat.

    thanks for your wonderful photos.

    i love your blog!!

    have a great weekend~

  16. Time was these were only available in the biggest cities, but last year an enterprising young couple opened a shop in Victoria and we are no longer Macaron-less. *bliss*

  17. just stopping by to say hi and thanks so much for the follow.
    gladly following you right back!
    nice to meet you and hope you have a great rest of your weekend~


  18. Oh my goodness Paul- these macaroons look so beautiful! Violet and Blackberry--- I'm there!! Your photos are fabulous! I think I would have to sample every single flavor!

  19. On your kind recommendation I went along to Pierre's tasting event last week Mr Paul and can vouch for his delicious macarons.

    The best I have ever tasted, particularly the chocolate and honey.

    Daphne xoxo

  20. Yummmm!!

    Perhaps you'd care to link to SEASONAL SUNDAYS next week. The link goes up at 7 pm on Saturday evening.

    - The Tablescaper

  21. Macarons are my WEAKNESS! LOOOOVE! Who knew there was a day dedicated to them!

  22. Paul, How do you always know about these special days? I love macarons and these look amazing! Will have to check that out when I'm there!