Eclair Delight

Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts today announced the launch of its first-ever global éclair programme, Le Méridien Éclair, in partnership with award-winning pastry chef and new LM100 member, Johnny Iuzzini.  Le Méridien New Delhi will offer guests the opportunity to indulge in a variety of modern twists on the chic Parisian pastry, with the hotel’s pastry chef, Chef Vikas Shrivastava at the helmm offering three signature flavours – coffee, chocolate and vanilla – as well as unique creations inspired by New Delhi and other parts of the country.

Eclairs, Le Meridien, www.stylecity.in

Eclairs, Le Meridien, www.stylecity.in

“The destination inspired éclairs is a novel take on the chic Parisian pastry and offers a new perspective to our creative guests and helps them to discover not only interesting aspects of a destination but also experience local cuisine and share the experience at their next stop”, said Tarun Thakral, Chief Operating Officer, Le Meridien New Delhi.To celebrate the launch of Le Méridien Éclair, Le Méridien New Delhi will host ’A New Perspective on Eclairs’ and offer guests the opportunity to create their own éclair innovations guided by Chef Vikas Shrivastava. Guests of Le Méridien New Delhi throughout the months of June and July will also be encouraged to upload and share their experiences on social media using #LMeclairs.

Eclairs, Le Meridien, www.stylecity.in

Le Méridien hotels around the world will continue to feature a variety of destination-inspired éclairs, offering guests an authentic taste of the local cuisine and culture, from the Maple Bacon Éclair and Texas Honey Pecan Éclair at Le Méridien Dallas by the Galleria to the Dulce de Leche Éclair, infused with coconut, from Le Méridien Panama. Le Méridien New Delhi will feature the Jaggery Ginger Éclair, Rose Cardamom Éclair and Clotted Cream Kalakand Éclair to unlock the flavours of Delhi and Hazelnut Tamarind Éclair from Le Royal Meridien Chennai and Coconut Jaggery Cardamom from Le meridien Kochi. The Le Méridien Éclair programme comes on the heels of the brand’s recent announcement of a new global partnership with French Bossa Nova collective Nouvelle Vague, who has curated a 24-hour soundtrack for Le Méridien hotels around the world, as well as a new global beverage programme, Le Méridien Sparkling, inspired by the European aperitif culture. Together, these programmes elevate the guest experience via the brand’s signature Hub experience, encouraging visitors to unlock their destination through coordinates, culture and cuisine.

Dior Cupcake delight

Dessert is not just about flavour anymore, it is also about who designs it as we saw from the example of Jimmy Choo Pastries a few weeks ago. A popular choice has been cupcakes, Chanel and Louis Vuitton did it and now it is Dior’s turn to collaborate with Harrods and come up with limited edition cupcakes. Each cupcake is designed with an iconic symbol including the Lady Dior Handbag and the Muguet Dress. These treats are available in limited quantities of four at USD 30 and they ship internationally for a small fee. For more details go onto Harrods online store. I think they are the perfect gift, exclusive and not too expensive. So if anyone is looking to gift me something….

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DIY Easter Table: Oh so Pretty!

Why don’t you have a vintage table setting this Easter?

Ok, so I know I am cutting it a little short by putting this up so close to Easter, where most people would have already made their preparations and I am so sorry, but it took me a while to find the article etc etc. So anyway this is one of the best shoots I have seen for a lovely outdoor brunch. It’s a dessert shoot with a vintage backdrop and the recipes. So incase you still haven’t completed your preparations and want to take away people’s breaths, do try this at home 🙂

Photographs by Anshuman Sen Styled by Shweta Pathak Assisted by Nitya Dhingra (Casaviva India 2012)

 

 

 

 

  • Tips:-
  • Get a Polka Dot or Checked Table cloth
  • Use a Black board as either the place mat or Menu card to give guest
  • Tie ribbon/lace at the bottom of your cutlery or around the napkins
  • Use paper doileys as name cards
  • Use Tea Pots as Flower Vases

Have a great Brunch!