A visit to France is not complete without a trip (or two) to the local patisserie. Long before macarons became trendy you could already get delicious mille-feuilles, profiteroles, eclairs, gâteaux, madeleines, palets bretons, paris brest, tarte tartin or simple butter cookies & biscuits in almost every village. Standing on a rue with a tarte, biscuit or pastry in your hand and crumbs or powder sugar all over your face and clothes is a must-do experience. Quality of the pastries is assured since the law restricts the use of the name patisserie only to bakeries who employ licensed maître pâtissier.
One of the most famous pastry chefs in the world is Pierre Hermé. He is a descendant of four generations of bakers and pastry chefs from Alsace with a reputation for bringing flavour and modernity to the patisserie. When he launched his own company, Maison Pierre Hermé Paris, it was his intention not just to open a pastry shop, but to create a luxury brand. Hence the term Haute Pâtisserie. Since 1998 he has opened various outlets across the world. He has been given all kinds of praise, nicknames, decorations and titles. Amongst them, the World’s Best Pastry Chef by the World’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy in 2016.
A pastry-inspired limited edition capsule collection
His love for patisserie, expertise in flavours and skill for creating unique experiences of emotions and sensations made him an exciting partner for Nespresso. Together they crafted a capsule collection to kick off the festive season. The exclusive and limited edition coffees are a celebration of refined tastes and indulgence, representing the best of the best across gustatory pleasures. The collection consists of three wonderful espressos.
The Infiniment Espresso, a black single origin coffee from Colombia. The Arabica beans bloom with vibrant red fruit and smooth cereal notes, expressing an impressive depth of flavour.
Crafted from delicately sweet South American Arabica beans, the collection has two flavours that inspire a premium pastry experience by declaring the same complex flavours one associates with Pierre Hermé’s elevated pastries. The Infiniment Gourmand Saveur Noisette has an aroma of roasted hazelnuts, and you can taste the sweet top notes of almond biscotti and delicate vanilla. The refreshingly smooth Infiniment Fruité Saveur Framboise brings a cereal aroma pairing beautifully with the alluring flavour of raspberries.
The Nespresso | Pierre Hermé collection is available for purchase via Nespresso Boutiques. You can find them at The Gardens Mall, 1 Utama Shopping Centre, Sunway Pyramid, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, 163 Retail Park Mont Kiara, Publika and Gurney Plaza, Penang. You can also order the capsules via the Nespresso mobile app, Nespresso official site and through their Customer Careline at 1800 80 7001 (operating hours: every day from 08:00 to 22:00, toll-free).