Here at The Macaron Master we get excited about any-macaron-news especially when it involves Pierre Hermé and his masterful macarons collection. This source made a long excited and official announcement. Residents of HK ain’t you lucky people!
Pierre is very meticulous when it comes to his macarons: ‘The outside must be a very thin, crisp layer with an inside that is moist and tender. The flavours are very precise. The texture is very physical – sometimes I put small pieces into the filling so you can see, feel and taste. The macaron Celeste has two fillings.’ Mmm…makes us wonder!!
How many macaron flavours can you name? Well, apparently Pierre’s created about 250 macaron flavour combinations, which are constantly being introduced at his shops in themed “collections”. Some are wildly innovative like his lemon and tonka bean or lemon and caramelised fennel.
Where does this macaron genius get his inspiration from?
“I imagine things in my head and then write them down and draw the product. I then ask my team to make tests, and through this, we sit down and taste and there are some adjustments made to finalise it. When I create a pastry or cake, I think first of the flavour, then I think of the textures and decoration that will create the final dessert.”
“My creativity is based on my desires, what I like, inspiration that comes from products, ingredients, emotions, a conversation, an exchange with someone. This brings new ideas, and they get transferred into a bigger idea. Often, it can begin with one ingredient, for example olive oil is interesting and through a series of experiences – one being a trip to Italy where I tasted cookies made with olive oil – it made me think about how I can use it.”
WOW, hopefully you feel inspired!
Apparently these are the macarons that will be available in the Hong Kong branch at IFC:
- Arabesque (Apricot & Crunchy Pistachio)
- Crème Brulee (Vanilla & Caramel Pieces)
- Imagine (Matcha Green Tea & Black Sesame Crisp)
- Infiniment Chocolat Porcelana (Pure Origin Venezuala Porcelana Dark Chocolate)
- Infiniment Rose (Rose & Rose Petals)
- Céleste (Passion fruit, Rhubarb & Strawberries)
- Mogador (Milk Chocolate & Passion Fruit)
Living in or traveling to Hong Kong? Keep these details handy…
Macarons & Chocolats Pierre Hermé Paris
IFC Mall, Central, Hong Kong