Remember the big macaron craze from a couple of years ago? While I never really understood the frenzy, I’ve always been a fan.
While we were in Paris, we decided to go to where it all began: Pierre Hermé. Understated, elegant, and almost jewel-like, these macarons tasted exactly the way they look.
Pierre Hermé describes their new flavors as “Fetishes.” That should give you an idea of the level of obsession and passion you experience here.
Some of the flavor combinations included Olive Oil and Vanilla, Fresh Fruit and Mint, Carrot-Orange-Cinnamon, and Yogurt-Rose-Lychee-Raspberry.
Of course we also had to try Ladurée macarons.
Their flavor selections were a little more typical: Rose, Salted Caramel, Iced Mint, Pistachio…
Their iconic shop was bustling.
It was clearly a pilgrimage for some.
The third type of macaron I bought in Paris is inedible! These little boxes are just so cute that I couldn’t resist.