Le Meurice, a Dorchester Collection jewel and the first "palace" hotel in Paris, delights in all manner of celebrations and, with Easter almost here, presents its latest creation: Pétanque Easter Eggs!
At Le Meurice, there's always a good reason to join with family and friends, although who knows which of the chicken or the egg was first to imagine the now traditional Easter get-together. Le Meurice and its excellent Head Pâtissier Camille Lesecq once again tickle the tastebuds with a chocolate rendition of a classic French game.
Bowls from the sunny south of France inspire this year's chocolate concoction, with a set of four fabulously realistic pétanque balls, made from Caramelia milk chocolate. Each mouthwateringly delicious ball is delicately sprinkled with bronze powder and holds a treasure inside: a multitude of bite-size nougats and caramels with delectable mango-passionfruit and honey-vanilla flavours.
Camille Lesecq also has a surprise in store for aficionados of dark chocolate. The balls, complete with a gilded jack, sit on a slab of Pure Caribbean chocolate whose edges have been fashioned into a stunning wood effect.
In all, more than 17 ounces of pleasure and delectation await the chocolately-inclined. After a three-week labour of love and no end of talent, Chef Lesecq triumphed with a chocolate that is crisp to bite into, but also melts in the mouth.
Thanks to his passion for desserts, a mastery of chocolate and sheer inventiveness, Le Meurice's Head Pâtissier once again delivers more than just a sweet treat. He has produced a lighthearted and tempting creation, and a guaranteed explosion of flavours.
Enjoy! The Pétanque Easter Eggs will be served in the Le Dalí restaurant from Monday April 2nd to Monday April 9th at the price of €32.
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