For this Easter,Mandarin Oriental Paris Pastry Chef Adrien Bozzolo and the international actress Caterina Murino, also jewel designer, have created a spectacular chocolate Easter egg enclosing an egg-shaped filigree pendant. All profits from the sale will be donated to AMREF Health Africa, the first public health NGO in Africa of which Caterina is the godmother.
As celebrity fan of Mandarin Oriental hotels she discovers while her work takes her around the world, Caterina Murino met Adrien Bozzolo in Paris. Both talented artists took the opportunity from this meeting to imagine together something unique for Easter 2022.
Caterina Murino is an Italian international actress famous for her roles at cinema, theater, and television. Having a strong passion for jewelry and deeply linked to her island, Sardinia, she launched her brand Caterina Murino Jewelery in 2015 and dedicates her creations to Sardinian filigree, an ancient craftsmanship trying not to disappear. Also creating jewels inspired by ancient art from her beloved island, Caterina designed an egg-shaped pendant in silver filigree. Among these unique pieces, an exceptional single copy of the pendant was crafted in pink gold and set with sapphires. On his side, pastry chef Adrien Bozzolo took inspiration from the refined design of the jewel to create a delicate egg-shaped decor in pure Madagascar chocolate, behind which a chocolate egg is standing on a crispy hazelnut and ‘fleur de sel’ praline cushion. The precious pendant is secretly locked inside the egg which base is filled with small chocolate candies made with Sardinian myrtle liqueur.
Caterina and Adrien Easter artwork will above all support the AMREF Health Africa NGO, of which Caterina has been the godmother since 2006 and spokesperson for the international campaign ‘Stand Up for African Mother’, which aims to train 15,000 African midwives to fight against maternal mortality. In 2006 Caterina Murino dedicates to the NGO the creation of a ring from her "Fili di Vento" jewelry collection, part of the funds of which is always donated to AMREF Health Africa. Today Mandarin Oriental, Paris will support Caterina Murino's commitment by donating all profits from the sale of the Easter egg to AMREF.
The Easter egg will be available in limited edition from 10 to 18 April 2022 and is sold EUR 120 on demand 48 hours in advance. The egg enclosing the pink gold pendant is sold EUR 720.