macaron pêche groseille – After I discovered their amazing big vanilla macaron, I was excited to try everything else. After a day of walking with my dad, we went into La Grande Epicerie and chose three small macarons to taste. The peach-currant one sounded interesting though I am never that into fruity pastries unless they are actually fruit tarts. However this was really really good. Fresh taste, slightly sour, good texture. I was happy!
éclair caramel au beurre salé – Last time I went to L'éclair de génie, I tried the absolutely amazing vanilla pecan éclair. I think I ate the whole thing in one sitting. It was so good and I couldn't wait to go back and try more. I took a family out on a mini pastry tour and they decided to try the salted caramel éclair. I may have nudged them in that direction because I was certain it would be the best choice. And it was. They gave me a bite, and my oh my was that rich and full of caramel flavor! Second time around, and I still highly recommend you visit this charming place when you're over here.
ginger, coriander, coconut & lime – This one is so complex. When my dad (who doesn't have a sweet tooth) tried this, I saw his face light up. Yup, it was gooood. Pierre Hermé never disappoints. This macaron – which you can see in the last picture – had an amazing texture too.
vanilla & olive oil – this is a Pierre Hermé classic. They always bring it back. It is subtle, creamy with little pieces of olive in it (yes, you heard me). Not extraordinarily sweet, it's quite exquisite.
carrot & orange w/ cinnamon – My least favorite out of the three, but still really delicious. While you might not think "carrot" as a macaron flavor, we still have carrot cake, so it's not the weirdest Pierre Hermé combination I've ever seen. Almost classic, even. We were very happy.