Thursday, December 31, 2015

Pierre Herme 2015 @ Shin Qs Shibuya Hikarie


I've lost count of the number of visits to Pierre Herme boutiques already. 

A random stroll past its Shibuya Hikarie outlet led me to discover a few items which I have not tried before. One of the items from the "Fetish Inifinimente Vanille" theme this season (Fetish is a seasonally rotating theme that revolves around a fixed flavor/s) is the Inifiniment Vanille (¥756), a pristine white slice of vanilla heaven than is built on vanilla beurre, vanilla 


Sarah (¥756) is one of the rare works that incorporates matcha into the cakes. Unfortunately, the taste is masked by the tangy but overly sweet passionfruit gelee compote. The tea nuances are only to be detected when one just eats that layer in particular. In fact, it might be better if the matcha is removed from the picture, leaving only chestnut cream, chestnut biscuite with the passionfruit gelee. 

Those who are familiar with PH works will know his famous Plaisir, a sweet milk chocolate entremet of various textures. And now comes the sophisticated version, "Plaisir Intense" (¥756). The concept is almost the same, just that chocolate noir is used this time in all the components except for the crunchy praline feuilettine which is mixed with cacao nibs instead. Adorned with black chocolate noir shards, this is a robust and mellow chocolate treat which I enjoyed tremendously. 

Pierre Herme Shin Qs
Shibuya Hikarie Outlet
Shibuya 2-21-1 B2F
10am-9pm Daily

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