There are numerous interpretations, both savory and sweet, of the Mooncake, a typical Chinese specialty with which the popular Mid-Autumn Festival celebrates the worship of the moon. The latest interpretation, belonging to Pierre Hermé, provides harmonic and delicate flavors. Specifically, the pastry chef presents four creations- full moon, new moon, waning moon and waxing moon-covered in pure dark chocolate of Mexican origin and divided in two sections: Plénitude y Ouvre-Toi.
Plénitude (full moon and new moon) has a warm flavor of wood achieved by fusing chocolate cookies with soft caramel. While Ouvre-Toi (waning moon and waxing moon) offers a very balanced taste, the result of combining praline and sesame nougatine.
His Mooncakes can be tasted until 1 October at the Galeries Lafayette Haussmann in Paris, at Selfridges in London and at the Pierre Hermé Paris shops in Hong Kong.