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“Back to the Classics” with Afternoon Tea at The Langham

Newly appointed Executive Pastry Chef for The Langham London, Andrew Gravett, showcases classic recipes with seasonal ingredient, lighter textures and distinct flavours with his new Afternoon Tea with Wedgwood. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: La Vie Est Belle with Pierre Hermé

I spent yesterday afternoon at the Residence de France at 11 Kensington Palace Gardens (the official home of the French Ambassador) previewing some seriously delectable macarons and more by pâtissier-confectioneur extraordinaire Pierre Hermé. Much of what I tasted is under strict embargo until later this year, but let me assure you that it’s all well worth the wait. So stayed tuned for more details. Until then, I can tell you that Hermé’s Fetish Ispahan range will be available from 22 October to 8 December. A blend of rose, lychee and raspberry, the “Ispahan” flavour comes in variety of forms such as macarons, granola, bonbon and confiture. Yum. Continue reading

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Best Macarons in London? Pierre Hermé. (OneTravel)

Luckily for the sophisticated sweet tooth in London, there are two venues offering the opportunity to purchase Pierre Hermé’s macarons. There’s his own boutique in ultra upscale Belgravia as well as a concession on the ground floor of the world famous department store, Selfridges. His few other boutiques are dotted here and there in Japan, the Emirates and, of course, throughout France. Continue reading

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Pierre Hermé’s Masterful Macarons (Great British Chefs)

… it’s not just me raving about Hermé’s confections. The Guardian considers him the ‘king of modern pâtisserie’ while the New York Times ups his status to ‘kitchen emperor’ and Vogue reckons he’s the ‘Picasso of pastry’. Hyperbolic to be sure, but I … Continue reading

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