Festive mood at Leela Palace, New Delhi

Christmas is in full swing around the hospitality industry and I am super excited by the The life size Gingerbread House placed in The Leela Palace, New Delhi’s opulent lobby. Made of 3000 bricks of fresh-baked gingerbread on the outside and 900 larger ginger bread tiles on the inside, 1 metric ton of royal icing and adorned with wreaths, traditional glass balls, stars and bells along with gold foil decorations, the gingerbread house is designed and sculpted by the award-winning Executive Chef Glenn Eastman and his pastry team, took a whopping 120 man hours to complete.

Gingerbread House at The Leela Palace New Delhi.www.stylecity.in

DSC_9958In addition, pastry Chef  Vikesh Singh is belting out interesting gourmet hampers including handcrafted Santa shaped chocolates, plum pudding, sugar cookies, fruit cakes, mince pies, ginger breads and many more sold through the retail store Amalya at the hotel. I love these small Santa chocolates, the detail and design is so awesome I don’t think I would have the heart yo eat them. But that is me, I am sure kids would love santa chocolates (Gift option!)But another festive touch is the very sophisticated white X Mas tree adorning the lobby of the palace, almost touching the ceiling.