Friday, March 21, 2008

Jour du Macaron 2008 part 2

JOUR DU MACARON Vienna for Beginners said...Free food for our starving artist!What more can you wish for? Did you manage to get a second helping? Well a girl has to do her research doesn't she?

JOUR DU MACARON Yes, I admit it. I went to Pierre Herme's other boutique on 185, rue Vaugiraud to report on the JOUR DU MACARON goings ons. Here I'm checking my watch. How long will the wait be? Not long but the tension is palpable!
JOUR DU MACARON We even had a traffic director at the door.
Inside, it looked like pandimonium.

JOUR DU MACARON

It wasn't. Perfect order. You even got a list of all the flavors to help you make your choice. Young people, old people, chic people. Everyone was there to taste the free cookies - sweet!The prize, plus a ribbon to wear for La federation des Maladies Orphelines.
JOUR DU MACARON Admiring glances from the street.
The kidsBack outside the kids, tons of students wait excitedly.JOUR DU MACARONThe happy faces tell the story.
ARNAUD LARHER's patisserie was also participating JOUR DU MACARON, on 53, rue Caulaincourt in the 18th.JOUR DU MACARON Beautiful bins of macs filled the windows.
A rainbow of colors.JOUR DU MACARONdegustationThe tasting or degustation at ARNAUD LARHER. Just me and 2 students, gobbling up delicious samples.
There is something genuinely heartfelt about Pierre Herme sharing his incredible goodies with all the world who come to his door on one day a year. True, it's for a very good cause, but the generosity of heart and thought is touching - a giving back to the people..
BIG MERCI PIERRE HERME for JOUR DU MACARON!

25 comments:

Michael said...

ok-now THAT was a great story. Merci to you too!

I see why you have the Buckminster Fuller watch - so you don't miss that once-a-year date (I bet your wrist clock spits out a tiny Lavender mac every year on this day)

Unknown said...

After 2 "daze" of almost orgiastic overload on people queuing up to wolf down all those mulicoloured
macaron treats, I found your final pic kinda' summed it up.
All macaroned out! (urp!)

Cannelle Et Vanille said...

Oh Carol... So, so jealous... i bet it was worth every second of the wait!

Anonymous said...

I ate a Pierre Herme macaron last winter while walking over the Pont Neuf. Perfect!!

Eileen@www.livingtastefully.com

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Now that is my idea of a PERFECT day... :)How long will these last you? Or is it..how long DID they last you? lol

millicent said...

those look amazing, ive never tried one but i've always wanted to, and wow you had a whole day to eat them. =]

Anonymous said...

It really IS nice that they do that. I know they benefit from all the publicity, too, but it's still great they help out. I love the photos of the folks you got, Carol. Great color. Wish I had one right about now!...sue

Janice C. Cartier said...

Ah ha!!! The heart of Pierre Herme is a tender one!!! Love this Post!!!!!! I am sure macarons have essentials nutrients for sustaining life. :) The faces tell it all.. so exciting.
All best, Jan

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Great post as usual...fantastic colours. I really must find some and try them. :-)

Anonymous said...

I really enjoy seeing pictures of the people of France along w/the other delightful photos.
I especially like viewing the chic French women.
Keep it up!
Merci,
Tina

Merisi said...

The lady with the cane really touched my heart. What spirit for a woman of a certain age to stand in line with all those young people clamouring for a few macarons. I wonder what else she ate that day. She may well be the one who will remember those macarons as a gift from heaven.

Anonymous said...

Have a great time in Paris.
Your pieces are wonderful and "eau a la bouche."

Bientot,

Ellen

Victoria Pittman said...

Ah, the macaron!

I want some now

Victoria

Anonymous said...

Ha! You tried to blind us with all those glorious macarons, but I SEE that fantastic bracelet!!! Now the score is 2 : 0 , your Pylones and your dice! Perhaps a jewelry retrospective is in order....after you're back in boring old New York.

Anonymous said...

I concurr with Merisi...
The old lady going off with her free macarons - what a treat for her!
And the glee on the kids faces as they wait expectantly...
It's not about the delicious macarons.
It's about giving.
THAT'S the story!

Anonymous said...

This time it's about the PEOPLE not the cookies!
BRAVO!
You have to love the kind gesture of Pierre Herme!

© Shalom Schultz said...

Oh, to be in Paris, eating delicious AND beautiful junk food. Great pictures to make us all jealous. =)

Parisbreakfasts said...

YOU CAN NEVER HAVE TOO MANY MACARONS! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
!

purplefugue said...

Omigosh!!! What a gorgeous sight they are, aren't they?

For the World Gourmet Summit this year, the great man himself, Pierre Herme will be in Singapore in early April to present a dessert dinner AND give a cooking masterclass. Not sure if he'll present his famous Ispahan though. I'm soooo tempted to get a ticket for the event and maybe meet this demi-god.

somepinkflowers said...

in my heart
i am standing in that line,
too....
:-)

way up front,
if this is a dream,
i get in FAST!

Ulla said...

May you have a Macaron filled Sunday! Blessings and hugs to my favorite breakfast gal!

Emily said...

Mmmmm…looks so yummy! Sounds like so much fun! Beautiful!

Veron said...

I think I'm going to time my visit to Paris on macaron day!

Di Overton said...

See how every cloud has silver lining? A starving artist in Paris gets a free Macaron

islandgirl4ever2 said...

Why didn't I know about this, I wonder... Oh well, next year!!! I could've polished off the entire plate, mind you!! Biz, Leesa :)