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“Jardin des macarons”, Pierre Hermé’s unique and gourmet creation to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Nuit Blanche

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Pierre Hermé x Nuit Blanche 2022

The 2022 edition of the Nuit Blanche takes place this weekend in Paris, from October 01 to 02. And to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the event, the Maison Pierre Hermé Paris is joining the event by proposing a monumental ephemeral artistic work: the Jardin des Macarons (Macaroon Garden).

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Inspired by Hieronymus Bosch’s triptych oil painting The Garden of Earthly Delights, this unique work of art featuring more than 10,000 Pierre Hermé macaroons will be on display, only during the evening of October 1st, in the Salle des fêtes of the Hôtel de Ville in Paris. It invites spectators to immerse themselves in an extraordinary garden arranged as if in levitation in the splendor of gilding.

When I met and talked with Kitty Hartl, the idea was born spontaneously when we evoked the hallucinating The Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymus Bosch of an intact modernity. The pool in the center of the triptych was my inspiration. I imagined a surreal garden, my artistic interpretation of the macaroon in a dreamlike universe. Like an ode to the macaroon”, explained Pierre Hermé.

The gourmet work measures 3 meters in diameter and 1m80 high. Its trunks are reproduced by assembling chocolate macaroon cookie shells, and its trees are randomly covered with macaroons of different sizes in a shade of green ranging from dark green to straw yellow.

The reappropriation of this creation by Parisians will be its strength. Some will see it as a landscaped garden, others as a call to greed, and still others as nature invading the heart of the city. It is all these interpretations that will make the power of this work“, continued the French pastry chef and chocolatier, named in 2016 as the best pastry chef in the world by the “World’s 50 Best Restaurants” ranking.

The City Hall of Paris – Salle des fêtes (reception hall)
Place de l’Hôtel de Ville
75004 Paris
France