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[Paris] Pierre Hermé – Fetish Satine

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Pierre Hermé

Add: 72 rue Bonaparte 75006 Paris
Tel: +33 (0)1 43 54 47 77
Hours: 10am~7pm (7:30pm on Thu-Fri, 8pm on Sat)
Website: www.pierreherme.com
Price: €4.50~7.30/individual dessert
Visited on: Apr 2014

After going crazy during Pierre Hermé’s Fetish Ispahan, I calmed down a bit in my PH consumption for a few months. What lured me back recently was Fetish Satine, a collection of pastries featuring the trio of cream cheese, orange, and passion fruit. Voilà voilà. If this flavor combination sounds heavenly to you, read on.

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And of course, Easter eggs in the boutique.

sugared & spiced - pierre hermé fetish satine

I was also very tempted to try Envie when I spotted it in the window display. It’s a pastry composed of tender almond biscuit, blackcurrant compote, and vanilla violet mascarpone cream – definitely marking this for next time.

sugared & spiced - pierre hermé fetish satine

Also noticed a series of packaging design by Kenya Hara (Japanese graphic designer and art director for MUJI) for Pierre Hermé’s Ispahan. I’ve always been a fan of MUJI and have read a few books by Kenya Hara on his design philosophy (which I quite appreciate), but to be honest I don’t think I’d buy this. In case this is of interest, you can find out more about this here.

sugared & spiced - pierre hermé fetish satine

Back to Fetish Satine, here are the few items I chose from its collection of 18 pastries.

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First of all, THE Satine (€7), a cheesecake with a shortbread pastry base, topped with layers of passion fruit juice-soaked biscuit, orange marmalade, and light cream cheese cream. A truly delightful ensemble of flavors and textures. I’d get this again before Fetish Satine ends!

sugared & spiced - pierre hermé fetish satine

sugared & spiced - pierre hermé fetish satine

sugared & spiced - pierre hermé fetish satine

sugared & spiced - pierre hermé fetish satine

sugared & spiced - pierre hermé fetish satine

Next, Choux Satine (€7), a choux pastry with passion fruit crumble, orange marmalade, passion fruit mascarpone cream, cream cheese mascarpone cream, and dotted with crunchy pieces of shortbread pastry. The design is quite interesting – from the cross section you can see that it’s a choux within a choux. Overall this pastry is a little bit under-sweetened for me, since there was a lot of the cream cheese mascarpone cream which didn’t have much sugar. I personally would’ve liked more of the orange marmalade for the sweetness and fruity flavor.

sugared & spiced - pierre hermé fetish satine

sugared & spiced - pierre hermé fetish satine

sugared & spiced - pierre hermé fetish satine

sugared & spiced - pierre hermé fetish satine

sugared & spiced - pierre hermé fetish satine

Brioche Satine (€3.10), a brioche with passion fruit crumble and filled with passion fruit orange mousseline cream. Good.

sugared & spiced - pierre hermé fetish satine

sugared & spiced - pierre hermé fetish satine

sugared & spiced - pierre hermé fetish satine

Lastly, a Macaron Satine, and also tagged on a Macaron 8 Trésors (€2.05 each), the latest creation from Pierre Hermé’s garden collection.

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Macaron Satine‘s interior is a cream cheese butter cream with some orange passion fruit gelée. Very delicious.

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Macaron 8 Trésors, as the name suggests, is a blend of the 8 “traditional treasures from China” including lotus seed, red date, wolfberry, rosebud, dried orange peel, dried longan fruit, chrysanthemum and osmanthus. I was keen on trying this because “8 treasures” is something I’m accustomed to eating while growing up, and I was curious to see Pierre Hermé’s interpretation of it. The taste was actually not at all what I expected, and I can’t really say I loved it. I can’t quite describe what I tasted…you’ll really have to try  it for yourself to find out.

sugared & spiced - pierre hermé fetish satine

For a list of the entire Fetish Satine collection, click here. It’s only available until April 27th, so if this looks like something you want to try, go NOW (or you’ll have to wait for another year!)
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April 22nd, 2014 at 8:02 am