Pierre Herme Paris Set to Enter Qatari Market
Chef pâtissier Pierre Hermé is all set to enter Qatar’s shores with the opening of the first Pierre Hermé Paris boutique in Doha, bringing its collections of Macarons & Chocolats to the Qatari market. The collection will be available exclusively at Lagoona Mall starting July 2013.
Qatar with the highest per capita income in the world and the fastest growing economy is home to leading global brands and Pierre Hermé Paris Group is the latest addition not only in Qatar but in the entire Middle East as Pierre Hermé opens his first Macarons & Chocolats boutique in the Middle East for the first time.
Chef Pâtissier Pierre Hermé comes from a long heritage of pastry professionals and began his career at the age of 14 as apprentice to Gaston Lenôtre. The influence of this legendary Chef was the beginning of a journey for Pierre Hermé who went on in his early 20’s to become Head Chef Pâtissier of the Parisian Food Hall Fauchon, where he remained for 11 years until 1996 when the Pierre Hermé Paris story began.
Pierre Hermé’s macarons have evolved over the course of his career. His initial foray into his lifelong relationship with the macaron started in the mid 1970’s when he questioned the traditional approach to this French delicacy. In 1986, he introduced bold new flavours for that time like rose and pistachio which are now classics. His passion continued to grow and he began to develop textures and combined flavours like lime & basil and created seasonal macarons such as White Truffle & Hazelnut, and played with texture and flavour release with olive oil & vanilla containing small pieces of olive.
Creating his own blends of flavours such as the house vanilla selection, which combines vanillas from Tahiti, Madagascar and Mexico or his exclusive chocolate used to create Mogador – a signature milk chocolate and passion fruit flavour, Pierre Hermé believes raw ingredient allow an intensity of flavour where sugar is added only as a condiment and salt gives balance.
Pierre Hermé Paris Macarons at Lagoona Mall will include Infiniment Chocolat Porcelana (Pure Origin Venezuela Porcelana Dark Chocolate), Infiniment Rose (Rose & Rose Petal), Crème Brûlée (Vanillas & Caramel Bits), Jardin Oriental (Orange Blossom, Rose & Ginger), and Mogador (Milk Chocolate & Passion Fruit), to name just a few.
With a selection of house flavours and exclusive chocolate blends, the Pierre Hermé Paris chocolate collection echoes the macaron with ganaches and pralines housed in a shell of exclusively blended chocolate.
The Pierre Hermé Paris Bonbons de Chocolat selection includes Makassar (Salted-butter Caramel Mousse Ganache, enrobed in Dark Chocolate) and Ouvre-toi (Sesame Praline & Sesame Nougat, enrobed in Milk Chocolate). But also, among others, Lou (Ginger and Milk Chocolate Ganache, Candied Ginger, enrobed in Dark Chocolate) or unique Choc Chocolat (Bitter Chocolate Ganache, Nougatine with Cacao Nibs, enrobed in Dark Chocolate).