Welcome to Gingerbread Town

December 16th, 2011 | Posted by greg in Daily life... - (19 Comments)
Downtown Gingerbread!

Right on time, and after countless hours of swimming in gingerbread spices, icing sugar and marzipan, our very own gingerbread town is now on display!

Exclusive sneak preview: Christmas 2011

November 29th, 2011 | Posted by greg in Daily life... - (2 Comments)
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I wouldn’t know what’s the smell in Santa Klaus’s house, but I think it’s not far from the smell we have in our pastry at the moment. The air is filled with spices scent, chefs have gingerbread dough sticking everywhere on their hands… The apple cider is boiling and the orange skin for the mulled … Read more

The BEST croissant in town

October 28th, 2011 | Posted by greg in Daily life... - (4 Comments)
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For reasons beyond my understanding, our hotel never wanted to open a patisserie or a boulangerie retail point. Shops are such a fun place to explode with creativity and innovation. It’s like a blog, but real! :) Anyhow, because we don’t have a shop, U magazine picked me to do a blind tasting of the … 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

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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

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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Summer is pointing its nose and with it, we’re all looking at spending countless hours by the pool, being lazy and taking all the time in the world to move a toe. Ok… maybe that’s just me… but anyway, if you happen to eat your nicely grilled lobster quesadillas by the pool, then there is … Read more

Roselle is the new black

January 29th, 2011 | Posted by greg in Off topic - (9 Comments)

Our upcoming menus are poised on featuring as much locally grown ingredients as possible and Roselle is going to be the new black! Back home, we have hibiscus and use it as an infusion, iced tea and eventually to flavor poaching liquid for fruits or sorbet. In Hong Kong, I had a very pleasant encounter … Read more

Your 2011 resolution: More baking at home!

December 31st, 2010 | Posted by greg in Recipes - (9 Comments)
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HAPPY NEW YEAR! :) And why not? – If the thought of kneading flour, water and salt into dough doesn’t scare you away; and that of filling your home with the gentle fumes of freshly baked bread ever crossed your mind, then you might be on to something big for your New Year resolution: baking … Read more

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On the initiative of a very passionate teacher, Benoit, we were invited to be host of “La Journee du Gout” (The day of taste) at South Island School, in Hong Kong, showcasing authentic taste to about 350 students. When I write ‘We’, that would be Hong Kong’s finest chefs getting together. In the short history … Read more

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