M comme Mogador, watercolor, 8" x 11"
Pastry has a geometry all it's own similar to cubes, cones, spheres.
Architectural details abound at patisserie Pierre Herme.
And not just in the window.
Rectangles and circles of his signature Fetish flavor, Mogador - a combination of milk chocolate + passion fruit + roasted pineapple.
Piles of pineapple surrounded by a protective wall of macarons. Attack!
But instead I chose the excellent Mogador gateau.
A thin leaf of milk chocolate rests on ganache flavored with passion fuit divided by another milk chocolate leaf sitting atop roasted pinapple on chocolate cake.
A good look inside was required to understand the 'floor plan' of this complex dessert. Luckily there's a plethora of fine knives where I'm staying.
Very handy for cutting cleanly through macaron et gateau. Voila! It would behove you to have someone to share these treasures with.
Best of Herme just out gives you step-by-step visual lessons on making Mogador macarons.
I don't think I ever gave passion fruit the time of day before tasting this mac and now it's an obssession that never disappoints.
Take your Mogador desserts to Metro Fulguiere on the #6 line.
And sit in a pineapple seat for a heightened experience.