At Home with Pierre Herme: Time for Dessert!

Just seeing the boxes made us feel like kids at the best birthday party ever.  We all grabbed containers, opened them lickety-split, took scoops and politely put them on our plates.  But a couple of spoonfuls later, the plates were forgotten and we were passing the boxes up, down and across the table and double-dipping like mad.  It was great fun, but it was only the beginning. 

When all the ice cream was gone, out came dozens of macarons!

In addition to knowing everything there is to know about pastry, Pierre knows a lot about how to make his friends happy – really happy.

PS: Just in case you were wondering, among the ice-cream flavors we had were:

  • Ispahan: Litchi and rose sorbet with raspberries
  • Caramel au Beurre Sale: Caramel ice cream made with salted butter
  • Plentitude: Chocolate ice cream with flecks of chocolate and fleur-de-sel
  • Satine: Orange, passion fruit and cream cheese
  • Montebello: Pistachio ice cream with strawberry sorbet

Dorie Greenspan