888 –Lucky-charm dessert at Le Meurice
01 August 2008
Camille Lesecq, pastry chef at Le Meurice, has created a delicious
dessert to mark the arrival of the lucky date 08.08.08 – a number
linked with fortune and prosperity in Chinese culture.
The dessert is made up of four choux spheres filled with raspberry crème arranged on a bed of caramelized puff-pastry. Between each sphere is positioned a boule of smooth bourbon vanilla
crème, thus creating the figure 8. For the final touch, Camille has added a crunchy ‘8’ in a
delicate pink caramel placed on top of the composition.
Diners are invited to sample this new creation which will be available at Le Dali restaurant at
the Hotel Le Meurice for the duration of the Olympic Games in China: from 8 August (08.08.08) until 24 August, priced at €12.