Pierrot Gourmet – Macarons, Macarons... Everywhere!

January 13 2010 - 9:12 PM

PhotoI am not sure if it is my imagination, but macarons seem to be everywhere these days. Restaurant menus, cafes, even Starbucks has a variety pack of 12 macarons to go with your skinny latte.
I was lucky enough to eat ‘real’ French macarons while on vacation last year and have not tried any recently through fear of disappointment. That was until last weekend, when we ate at Pierrot Gourmet, the restaurant attached to the Peninsula hotel.

Their macarons were good, and fresh (much more so than I would expect the Starbucks version to be). They were quite large, which I think Inflatable Water Slide took something away from the taste, and meant that I felt more guilty for having eaten 3 in under 5 minutes. As the classic flavors are often best with macarons, we steered clear of the ‘PB&J’ version and got some chocolate and raspberry to take home.  We will certainly be going back for more……