Celebrate the festive season with the Dorchester Collection in Paris
With the festive season in full swing, what better way to celebrate than with a trip to the City of Lights, and a visit to Dorchester Collection’s Parisian properties – Hotel Plaza Athénée and Le Meurice?
Hotel Plaza Athénée’s ‘La Cour Jardin’ has been transformed into a winter wonderland, bringing après ski to the heart of Paris.
‘Le Chalet du Plaza Athénée’ is home to a new menu by chef Jean Imbert, featuring Savoyard specialities and classic fondue, which guests can enjoy post skate on the private ice rink, set up in front of the chalet.
This year, Plaza Athénée’s pastry chef Angelo Musa has crafted two festive desserts. Suspended above a forest of chocolate covered trees, a handmade cable car awaits to take passengers on a ride to ‘The Mount Plaza’.
Additionally, the Hazelnut Galette, a reverse puff pastry made entirely of hazelnuts, is a limited-edition festive treat made up of frangipane, hazelnut liqueur, and hazelnut biscuit.
Meanwhile, at Le Meurice, guests can indulge their sweet tooth with a trio of nostalgic desserts crafted by the hotel’s talented pastry chef, Cédric Grolet. The ‘Sweet Wrapper’ yuletide log is a modern take on the traditional Christmas dessert comprising a dark chocolate mousse that envelops a mandarin centre, a chocolate biscuit and a chocolate praline infused with Christmas spices.
Alternatively, the vanilla yuletide log is made up of vanilla praline, a creamy vanilla centre and vanilla mousse, and shaped to look like a vanilla pod.
The final of Cédric Grolet’s festive offerings at Le Meurice this year is the Hazelnut Twelfth-Night Cake. Having drawn inspiration from ‘Ice Age’, the chef has conjured up a cake that is evocative of the iconic hazelnut featured in the movie. Comprised of a crisp puff pastry brioche that envelops a hazelnut cream, this dessert is the perfect Parisian treat with which to bring in the new year.
All of these desserts are available to buy.
For further information, visit dorchestercollection.com/paris/hotel-plaza-athenee and dorchestercollection.com/paris/le-meurice