We’re working hard!

October 13th, 2011 | Posted by Gregoire Michaud in Daily life... - (5 Comments)
Lucky! I am having a great pair of hands to help me recover the blog soon!

If you’re wondering where are all the photos and missing trimmings from my blog, read on… A few days ago, my blog was brought down by some malicious people for no reason. Luckily, I had backup of my posts, but unfortunately, the photos were lost in the ‘cleaning’ process. And now, I am working hard … Read more

Done!

With fresh roselle available on the local market shelves, I was poised to create. Yet, as I dug into countless websites, books and other magazines, I couldn’t find much recipes beside ice tea. Fresh roselle and raspberries The last time we had roselle was in its dried form and it had a nice and balanced … Read more

The original in my book Never Skip Dessert

Sorry, the page you were looking for does not exist. There was no ‘sorry’, no excuse. The people who blandly used my photo on their blog just removed the post following people’s comments. So it seems that you can copy anything, use it and if you get caught, you delete it and get away with … Read more

Our MC for the day translated everything from Chinese to English

When I was 5 years old, my mom always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down “Happy.” They told me I didn’t understand the assignment and I told them they didn’t understand life. … Read more

We picked herbs in the urban rooftop garden

Nearly 4 months ago, Selena, from the now famed l’Atelier du Gout, asked me to hold yet another class and I’ve got really excited with all the things I wanted to share… I couldn’t just come up with a cake making class where I would demonstrate how to whip up a mousse, set it in … Read more

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We all need people we look up to. We all need heroes in our lives. I have several heroes myself and some of the most uncommon are the uncles placing Hong Kong on the world scene of tea with their pantyhose milk tea, otherwise known as lai cha. Real national secret for the precursors of … Read more

Chef Vikram

An interesting chemistry happened at work yesterday as our Lounge restaurant started a 10 days special Indian menu for dinner, planned and executed by Chef Vikram which is the Indian Chef at the Four Seasons Hotel in Mumbai, and particularly of the much sought-after San-Qi restaurant. During the 2 weeks I spent in Mumbai last … Read more

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While sorting the thousands of photos I had from the summer vacation, I found a few on a visit we did in the salt mine of Bex. Knowing the importance of salt in food and particularly baking, I thought nice to share the experience… The little train brought us at 450 meters below Earth’s surface. … Read more

18+ only pastries!

September 11th, 2011 | Posted by Gregoire Michaud in Daily life... - (12 Comments)
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Ahah! Naughty you! I bet you expected to see suggestive shapes of cakes and desserts! Maybe one day, but right now, sorry to disappoint you, the pastries are rated 18+ for a different reason… Those pastries are packed with either wine, spirits, eau-de-vie, you name it and if you try a few, you’ll realize why … Read more

Signature Chinese tea and petit-fours

Every year, we review our offering of room amenities. There are some for for every occasion and every taste and here are the highlights of our newest selection. The important part of our amenities is to create something that makes sense to our guest. For example, we wouldn’t come up with a chocolate showpiece for … Read more

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Decades ago, in my hometown of Verbier, wood fire oven baked sourdough bread was reigning king. Back then, the main activity in our village was farming, not only to make a living but more simply to live. There was one communal oven, called Four Banal in French, and each family had its turn to bake. … Read more

It's this way!

Welcome! …ok… it looks cool and everything, but it’s nothing like JK Rowling’s book launch, you know… But hey, you know what? I bet she didn’t have the kind of breads we had at the book launch. (although, in all good spirit, I don’t think she cares! lol ) For La Boulangerie press event, we … Read more

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Holding a dessert class with the members of the Yang Memorial Methodist Social Service really was a bonding experience. I hope every participants left with a positive dessert experience (…and a few extra pounds!), but more than that, I hope I was able to inspire them to follow a path and reach a goal, no … Read more

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