A harmonious marriage of fashion, sport, and culinary excellence emerges as Lenôtre and Eden Park unveil the “Legende” dessert, a masterpiece designed to celebrate both the gourmet’s palate and the spirit of rugby.
Amidst the bustling excitement of the 2023 Rugby World Cup, there lies a confluence of mastery from the hands of Guy Krenzer, Director of Creation, and the deft touch of Etienne Leroy, the master pastry chef behind the acclaimed Lenôtre house. This alliance finds a kindred spirit in Franck Mesnel, the co-founder of the iconic Eden Park brand, who has not only adorned the rugby field with his prowess but has also draped it with 56 glorious caps representing France.
Imagine: a dessert that mirrors the contours of the classic Eden Park rugby jersey. A collar intricately adorned, not just any collar, but a pristine white one, where every stitch has been delicately crafted by hand. It carries the Eden Park legacy with the iconic pink bow-tie, a signature emblem that whispers tales of grand matches and thrilling chases on the field.
Yet, the heart of this creation embodies the fierce pride of the homeland. The tricolor flag unfurls in edible brilliance, while the indomitable Gallic rooster, a symbol of unyielding courage and passion, stands tall. Its vibrancy is a testament to the might of France, a beacon for every rugby enthusiast, reminding the world of the prowess that is France’s very own.
But, oh, the flavors! This isn’t merely a feast for the eyes. Venture beneath its artistic exterior, and one is treated to layers of indulgence. A tender almond biscuit, soaked generously in raspberry, forms the foundation. This is followed by the delightful dance of creamy raspberry alternating with a velvety duo of dark and milk chocolate ganache, punctuated with the bright, tart notes of raspberry. The final act of this symphony is a harmonious blend of dark chocolate’s depth with the playful zing of raspberry.
For those eager to partake in this grand celebration of taste and artistry, the Lenôtre x Eden Park Legende can serve a party of 6 to 8, priced at €57. This marvel awaits from September 6 to October 31, 2023, gracing Lenôtre outlets and its online presence on the lenotre.com.
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