Le Meridien Hotels and Resorts hosted the world renowned pastry chef and LM100 member Johnny Iuzzini in New Delhi to reinvent the signature Le Meridien Éclair. To commemorate the India chapter of the Le Meridien’s Éclair Diaries, Chef Johnny showcased modern takes on the brand’s signature éclairs through a charismatic and engaging master class for the Indian audience. Through this culinary collaboration, Chef Iuzzini will create eight seasonal éclair recipes exclusively for the brand, inspired by his travels across various Le Méridien destinations across the world.
Le Meridien is committed to unlocking the destination through locally-inspired cuisine and the exclusive Masterclass saw Chef Johnny reinventing the brand’s signature éclair with the help of the hotels’s talented chefs. Leading food and beverage personalities were intrigued to be part of this creative yet delicious session.
As part of the brand’s new culinary program, Le Méridien hotels and resorts worldwide offers guests, the opportunity to indulge in a variety of modern twists on the chic Parisian treat, including both classic flavours as well as unique creations inspired by the destination. The Éclair Diaries kicked off in San Francisco on July 10 where Chef Iuzzini started travelling around the globe, discovering local regions on a motorcycle to uncover local flavours for his inspiration to curate éclair recipes. Johnny’s Éclair Diaries will continue throughout 2014 and 2015 with additional stops being announced from time to time. As part of his India travel he showcased Éclairs inspired by San Fransisco at Le Meridien, Delhi during his visit.
Le Méridien hotels around the world will continue to feature a variety of destination-inspired éclairs by their own chefs, offering guests an authentic taste of the local culture. 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.