THE CHRISTMAS YULE CHEVAL BLANC PARIS BY MAXIME FREDERIC
In this festive season, Maxime Frédéric, Pastry Chef of Cheval Blanc Paris, immerses guests in the magical memories of yesteryear through his edible creation, a delicate Christmas log rocking horse inspired by a gourmet tale. Maxime Frédéric’s interpretation of this much-loved toy sparks reverie and imagination with its intense chocolate and hazelnut flavors and consists of two parts:
- The rocker and horse body are assembled like a bold chocolate shell to replicate the motion of a wooden rocking horse while the amber hue of the chocolate creation perfectly mirrors the wooden design of the toy. These details are highlighted through juxtaposed layers of chocolate, each in varying percentages of cocoa. The rocker, meanwhile, is a gourmet bar topped with crispy Gianduja.
- Delicately placed at the foot of the toy, a sweet dessert created from a hazelnut dacquoise, a praline and a crispy shortbread. As well as a light mousse topped with a vanilla caramel and embellished with medallions, reproducing those of the historic Samaritaine building.
The horse’s “shell” is made to be broken into a thousand sweet shards, promoting a deliciously shared moment with accents of joy and gluttony.
CHRISTMAS IS COMING BACK TO BAUR AU LAC
From a holiday-themed afternoon tea and Thanksgiving turkey feast, to their famous Christmas tree lighting ceremony and homemade Baur au Lac gifts – the team is thrilled to have all of their beloved traditions returning once again this festive season. Plus, their iconic Chalet au Lac returns to the park with not one, but two cozy alpine chalets for delicious seasonal meals with family, friends and business partners.
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LE BRISTOL PARIS COMPLETELY REIMAGINES THE CHRISTMAS BUCHE
For the 2022 Christmas season, pastry chef Pascal Hainigue offers a new take on the traditional delight with an arctic scene “frozen” in time. A deep-rooted devotion to Christmas cheer sweeps through Le Bristol Paris’ pastry kitchen this festive season. For Pastry Chef Pascal Hainigue, who grew up in Alsace where the Christmas period is elevated to the rank of culture in its own right, the end of the year period inspires a strong enchantment and a particular affection for the Yule log – a ritual Christmas at the Bristol Paris.
For his 2022 creation, Pascal Hainigue has abandoned the usual dominance of dark or milk chocolate for a dessert made in pure white. Sculpted using molds handmade by the chef himself for the occasion, the log represents seven individually shaped icebergs and a polar bear crossing them delicately. Like an arctic scene frozen in time, the sculptural cake is as light as it is original. Each large segment of iceberg is developed into 3 delicate layers of dacquoise composed of hazelnut and chestnut meringue, chestnut cream filling and calamansi jelly for a delicious hint of tangy citrus. Miniature icebergs are made from a smooth base of hazelnut praline.
A HAPPY FESTIVE CELEBRATION AT JOALI MALDIVES
Between December 21, 2022 and January 8, 2023, JOALI Maldives, the country’s first and only art-immersive resort, is thrilled to kick off its festive pop art-themed ‘Rejoice of Colours’ celebrations, the island filled with art being vividly decorated in a truly festive display.
JOALI Maldives is a magical destination to celebrate the holiday season with loved ones, with a selection of 73 impeccably designed over-water and beach villas, ranging from T1 to T5, as well as five gourmet restaurants and a wonderful ESPA spa. In keeping with the holiday spirit, JOALI Maldives has created a festive three-week calendar filled with unique and memorable experiences to bring loved ones together.