Nina Metayer, a Renowned Pastry Chef, Continues Her Collaboration With Jaeger-Lecoultre

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Nina Metayer, a Renowned Pastry Chef, Continues Her Collaboration With Jaeger-Lecoultre

Nina Métayer & Jaeger-Lecoultre

In 2023, Jaeger-LeCoultre will enhance this year's Golden Ratio theme by continuing its Made of Creators collaboration with the Parisian artist-pastry chef Nina Métayer.

Made of Makers is a programme of collaborations with artists and artisans from a variety of fields other than watchmaking. It aims to broaden the long-standing dialogue between horology, artisanship, and art.

It centres on impassioned and seasoned creators who share Jaeger-values LeCoultre's of creativity, expertise, precision, and the pursuit of excellence, and whose work investigates new forms of expression through diverse and often unanticipated materials and media. Made of Makers alumni include illustrators Zimoun, Michael Murphy, and Guillaume Marmin, as well as lettering artist Alex Trochut, pastry chef Nina Métayer, and mixologist Matthias Giroud.

At Watches and Wonders, a new assortment of pastries inspired by the golden ratio will be introduced.

The collaboration between Jaeger-LeCoultre and Nina Métayer began in 2021 with the opening of the 1931 Café, for which the renowned patissière designed a menu of Art Deco-inspired pastries. Nina was named Pastry Chef of the Year three times before she reached 30. She is renowned for the aesthetic allure of her pastries and her unique aptitude for combining evocative flavours in novel and often unanticipated ways.

Catherine Rénier, CEO of Jaeger-LeCoultre, is pleased to announce the continuation of her company's Made of Creators collaboration with Nina Métayer. Working with an impassioned and experienced artisan like Nina allows us to express our Maison's values in new ways that generate emotions, cultivate inquiry, and investigate the symbiotic relationship between art and horology.

For her new pastries, which will be offered to Jaeger-guests LeCoultre's at Watches and Wonders 2023 and served in the 1931 Café around the world throughout the next year, Nina Métayer interprets the harmony of the Golden Ratio in a fresh and contemporary way, through proportions, shape, and colour – a tribute to the 'divine proportion' that defines the design of the first Reverso, which was born in 1931. With their distinctive shapes and evocative names — Spirale de Noisette, Ellipse de Sapin, Étoile de Cassis, and Carré du Miel de Forêt — each confection is imbued with ingredients from the Vallée de Joux. The flavours and aromas of hazelnuts, honey, pine, chestnuts, and blackcurrants discreetly invoke the natural beauty and harmony that surround the Swiss Jura home of Jaeger-LeCoultre.

"Every harmony has always been a combination of mathematics and lyricism. It is a balance for which nature has held the secrets for aeons, and it is a belief that Jaeger-LeCoultre and I apply to our work. This is the approach I adopted when designing four new pastries inspired by the Golden Ratio. The creative spirit also recognises that aesthetics affects how we feel; therefore, the visual forms of my pastries influence the perception of flavour: it's the promise of poetry from the first bite."
says Nina.


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