Pierre Hermé : Best Macarons, Hands Down!

Pierre Herme Tokyo Must Try Macaron

Lovers of desserts, friends with sweet tongues, or simply anyone who enjoys beautiful looking food with wonderful flavors should not miss Pierre Hermé while in Tokyo. Their macarons especially.

Dubbed as the Picasso of Pastry by French Vogue magazine, Pierre Hermé has come a long way to be where he is now. Started at the very young age of 14 under the famous patissier Gaston Lenôtre, he gradually stepped up his career until the opening of his own pastry boutique in Tokyo. Why in Tokyo, you ask? He previously worked with Ladurée, and his contract prohibited him from opening a place in Paris. Now, he’s seven store strong in Tokyo and a few more worldwide, including Paris.

Pierre Herme Macaron Tokyo

At 300 Yen apiece, these are pricier than most macarons that I’ve tasted, but surely worth every cent spent. First up on the tasting panel is the Reglisse and Violet macaron from Pierre Herme’s special Les Jardins collection. Monsieur Herme definitely knows how to create a curious combination. At every bite I can taste the subtle introduction of licorice, followed by the more dominating violet. The macaron is flavorful and interestingly matches really well, not to mention the well-prepared and awesomely textured shells. It only gets better after each bite!

The other two flavors are Infiniment Rose and Infiniment Citron. I pick up the Rose out of curiosity, as I would like to see how it contrasts with TWG‘s Bain de Rose. I discover that each has its own distinct taste. Go for Pierre Herme’s for a bolder statement of rose and TWG’s for the subtler one.

Pierre Herme Macaron Tokyo

Best Macaron In Tokyo Pierre Herme

Having tasted all these, I have a new found respect for Pierre Herme and his expertise in mastering the art of balancing two flavors that we never think would work out together into one harmonious macaron. Some unique ones that I look forward to taste are:
– Lemon & Cedar Wood Fragrance
– Olive Oil with Mandarin Orange & Cucumber Oil
– Chocolate & Ginger

Until then, I’ll just look at my pictures and drool.

Cheers to all Macaronivores!

Fellexandro Ruby

Food Blogger & Food Photographer
Instagram: @captainruby
Twitter: @wanderbites

Pierre Herme Paris Macaron Boutique

Location 1#
Pierre Herme Isetan Shinjuku
B1F, 3-14-1 Shinjuku
Shinjuku-Ku, Tokyo 160-0022
Opening Hours : Daily, 10AM – 8PM

Location 2#
Pierre Herme La Porte Aoyama
1F2F, 5-51-8 Jingumae
Shibuya-Ku Tokyo 150-0001
Opening Hours : Daily, 10AM – 9PM

Location 3#
Pierre Herme Daimaru Tokyo 1F,
1-9-1 Marunouchi
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-6701
Opening Hours : Daily, 10AM – 9PM

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Fellexandro Ruby

Food photographer, and story teller sharing his passion in food, travel, culinary hits and highlights. Always on the mission to make you drool. Founder of Wanderbites.com


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