PRLog - Oct. 30, 2012 - October 2012: Macaroons are a passion of The Chedi Muscat Executive Pastry Chef, Gregory Legros “With a wide selection of macaroons available in the hotel, my passion is to develop unique tastes inspired by regional flavours, thus creating an array of macaroons exclusive to The Chedi Muscat.”
The basic ingredient is the same everywhere – good almond powder, egg white, sugar and icing sugar. “Simple”
The origins of the humble macaroon lie in France in the Middle Ages. The most popular today is the “Macaroon Parisien” or the “Gerbet”, created in a 19th century pastry shop by sticking two macaroons together with butter cream, chocolate ganache or jam.
Originally made for King Louis XIV of France, the perfect macaroon is a true sign of baking skill and dedication.
With classic favorites at The Chedi Muscat such as Chocolate, Pistachio, Salty Caramel and Rosemary Raspberry, Legros has also created the exotic Al Jabal Al Akhdar Pomegranate, flavoured with Omani pomegranate, White Peach Verbena with white peach jelly and verbena essential oil and Mandarin Sesame – Taina cream with mandarin essential oil.
The Macaroon of the Month features Al Jabal Al Akhdhar Walnut Macaroon (October);Nizwa Halva Macaroon (November); and Samayil Al Safarjal Macaroon (Omani big sweet lemon) (December) – all using local flavours and carefully created by Legros and his team.
Macaroons can be purchased from The Chedi Muscat individually, by the box, or enjoyed as a dessert.
For reservations and further information, please contact The Chedi Muscat on Tel: +968 24 52 44 01 or Email: reservation@
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About The Chedi Muscat
The Chedi Muscat, a member of The Leading Hotels of The World and Oman’s first contemporary hotel, opened its doors in 2003. The resort offers understated elegance and a perfect mix of Omani architecture with a profound Asian Zen-style.
The minimalist lines of the low-rise buildings are accentuated by gardens of symmetrical simplicity. All 158 rooms have breathtaking views across the gardens and ponds, mountains, and the Gulf of Oman.
As well as a 370-metre private beach, The Chedi Muscat offers guests a choice of three pools, two floodlit tennis courts, a new 400-square metre health club stocked with 30 pieces of top-of-the-range Technogym equipment, Pilates equipment, free weights and a Kinesis wall.
The newly opened 800-square metre spa boasts 13 fully contained spa suites, specialising in Balinese therapies and a wide variety of beauty rituals based on the holistic principles of aromatherapy, Ayurveda and herbalism.
Six restaurants offering an irresistible voyage of dining pleasure with both outdoor and indoor seating cater to every taste, and every season.
Denniston Architects, spearheaded by renown visionary Jean-Michel Gathy, is the creative mind behind The Chedi Muscat’s inspired designs while The Restaurant is a creation of Yasuhiro Koichi of design studio SPIN in Tokyo.
Established in 1992, GHM (General Hotel Management Ltd.) is known for conceptualising, developing and operating an exclusive group of hotels and resorts. With an expansive portfolio and more projects in the pipeline, GHM prides itself in providing guests with an unrivalled lifestyle experience.
Each GHM property is an original. A symbiotic relationship between the hotel and the local culture enables GHM to provide guests with a genuine, close-up experience of the best each destination has to offer. The signature GHM style melds contemporary interpretations of Asian designs and distinctive local touches to create inspired, memorable spaces.
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