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How master pastry chefs interpret Valentine’s Day

Not all chocolates and pastries are created equal. Here’s a look at how master chocolatiers and pastry chefs do up Valentine’s Day, from brands like Pierre Hermé, to Patrick Roger, and La Maison du Chocolat.

Caviar House Prunier Love 2012

Yves Saint Laurent’s Prunier Caviar Love Tin 2012

Since 1970, Yves Saint Laurent has been creating original drawings, inspired by the “sesame” word LOVE, which have become his greeting cards. Convinced by the quality of the Prunier caviar, Yves Saint Laurent accepted that each year one of his drawings be used to illustrate the tins of the caviar “Love” selection.

Laduree Macarons Tsumori Chisato

Ladurée Macarons x Tsumori Chisato

Tsumori Chisato has teamed up with French macaron boutique Ladurée, art-directing a special cherry-blossom-themed set for the brand’s 150th anniversary. The Paris-based tea salon, which has outlets across Europe, Asia and the US selling its coveted pastel-colored macarons, decided to honor its landmark birthday by partnering with Japanese creator Chisato. The designer’s trademark colorful style [...]

British Airways Concorde dinner

Valentine’s Dinner on the Concorde

British Airways have announced a charity auction that will allow a pair of high-flying romantics to enjoy the ultimate Valentines dinner date. The airline is inviting couples to bid in the auction for the chance to be wined and dined on board the world’s most iconic aircraft – without even leaving the ground. The highest [...]

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Hotel Plaza Athénée to host pop-up restaurant

Dubbed “Bancs d’Hiver,” the temporary winter menu at the Hotel Plaza Athénée will serve a multi-course meal themed around seasonal winter ingredients. The menu includes dishes like cream of chestnut soup, roasted pears, with cream and Savoie biscuits, and raclette, a traditional, hearty French dish that involves melting cheese over boiled potatoes, ham and pickles. [...]

Danish chef Rene Redzepi

The 10 Hardest to Get Restaurant Reservations

Eater.com has just released a list of the 10 hardest restaurant reservations to get in the world — and also offers tips on how to defy the odds and squeak one in. Not surprisingly, Danish chef Rene Redzepi’s restaurant Noma topped food blog Eater.com’s list, as it receives 20,000 reservation requests a day. The Copenhagen [...]

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