• en
    • fr

- Macaron’s Day 2019-

01 Mar. 2019

Every March 20th, Macaron’s Day makes solidarity coincide with sweet delicacies. For this 14th year, The Relais Desserts Chefs have mobilized their creativity to benefit the Zazakely Sambatra association —presided by Stéphane de Bourgies who works with Madagascar youth— taking their inspiration from the island terroir’s richness to compose a macaron gift box, especially created for the occasion. So many sweet things to take out in a bright Madagascar colors and limited edition gift box with, as a bonus a pretty bracelet the Madagascan stylist Sih Rakout created.

 

To find all Macaron’s Day participating houses in France, it is here. For other countries, go here!

 

 

 

 

Pierre Hermé, Paris

 

 

What does Macaron’s Day represent for you?

Pierre Hermé Paris House initiated this event in 2005 with the will to highlight the macaron cookie and celebrate spring with gourmet sweetness and solidarity, because all of this special day’s profits and donations are given to a charitable organization.

 

What do solidarity and sweet delicacies have in common?

In my opinion, sweet gourmet food, solidarity and generosity go hand in hand. Passing knowledge down and sharing are values I’ve always defended because in the profession of pastry chef, helping each other and passing down knowledge and skills are both a pleasure and a duty.

 

A word on the Zazakely Sambatra Association?

This association works with the key goal in mind to teach, to pass down knowledge and skills to Madagascar’s children, a similar approach to ours. It is the story of a man, Stéphane de Bourgies and also of a great friendship.

 

Your signature macaron you specially created for that day?

Our macarons Infiniment Vanille de Madagascar (Infinitely Madagascar Vanilla) and Infiniment Chocolat de Madagascar (Infinitely Madagascar Chocolate) with a chocolate ganache. We use pure Madagascar-origin chocolate from the Millot farm.

 

 

 

Pierre Hermé Paris

 

 

Nicolas Bernardé, La Garenne-Colombes

 

What do solidarity and sweet delicacies have in common?

Sharing. Simple.

 

Your signature macaron you specially created for that day?

I called on my travel memories and imagined a Madagascar chocolate macaron with the decoration and color reminiscent of the island’s laterite-covered roads.

 

 

Signature macaron Zazakely Sambatra special by Nicolas Bernardé: mangaro farm (Madagascar) grand cru chocolate macaron.

 

 

© Zazakely Sambatra

 

 

© Zazakely Sambatra

 

 

Jeff Oberweis, Luxembourg

 

A wish for this year?

Get as many donations as possible for this beautiful association and help our customers discover the products of the “red island”.

 

Your signature macaron you specially created for that day?

Macarons inspired from Madagascar flavors: exceptional vanilla, spices, distinguished chocolates and exotic fruits.

 

 

Guy Krenzer, Lenôtre, Paris

 

What do solidarity and sweet delicacies have in common?

Sharing and pleasing people, that’s at the heart of pâtisserie (pastry). From that standpoint, sweet gourmet foods and solidarity have the same roots.

 

A wish for this year?

Create awareness in our customers that something as simple as buying macarons can have a big impact.

 

 

Madagascar Bourbon vanilla macaron made according to Gaston Lenôtre’s original recipe and chocolate macaron, by Lenôtre House.

 

 

Jean-Paul Hévin, Paris

 

What does Macaron’s Day represent for you?

A day of solidarity where I’m personally engaged through my creation but also the whole Hévin House, from the chocolate makers to the sales team, who participate fully.

 

And the Zazakely Sambatra association?

The happiness of bringing pleasure to a child in need.

 

Your signature macaron you specially created for that day?

My Tana creation, which is a tribute to the Madagascar cocoa farmers. It is made of two chocolate-color almond cookies and a Madagascar grand-cru beans ganache.

 

Tana creation by Jean-Paul Hévin House: two chocolate-color almond cookies and a Madagascar grand-cru beans ganache.

 

 

 

 

Patrick Gelencser, La Roche-sur-Yon: Madagascar vanilla ganache macaron.

 

 

Laurent Le Daniel, Rennes

 

Your signature macaron you specially created for that day?

We propose a Madagascar vanilla macaron and two chocolate macarons… one with a ganache made with Madagascar-origin chocolate and one with milk chocolate and banana.

 

 

 

Laurent Duchêne, Paris

 

What do solidarity and sweet delicacies have in common?

Eating sweet things brings pleasure, and so does helping disadvantaged people.

 

Your signature macaron you specially created for that day?

A macaron filled with vanilla yogurt and strawberry ginger compote ganache.

 

 

Luc Guillet, Valence

 

A word on the Zazakely Sambatra Association?

Zazakely Sambatra is an association that allows children to grow and develop their full potential. There is a real need to support organizations that help this country full of natural wealth, notably its cocoa farms, its vanilla, its flavors and its ecosystem…

 

Your signature macaron you specially created for that day?

To a pastry chef and chocolate maker, you can’t talk about Madagascar without chocolate and vanilla, of course!

 

 

Luc Guillet House

 

 

Chocolate Macaron by Arnaud Larher, Paris.

 

 

X
- Enter Your Location -
- or -