When Thierry Marx invites the top notch producers with whom he works year-round for a foodie Christmas market at the Mandarin Oriental, we are overwhelmed with joy !
Until the 23rd of December, the splendid garden hidden inside this fabulous hotel welcomes a haute couture cheese stand; Cadoret oysters from Brittany; Caviar de Neuvic, supplier of star tables and the delicious Fifi La Praline with irresistible caramelized pecan nuts.
For once, not only will you be able to shop for food at the heart of the palace, but you are allowed to taste your purchases picnic style, on the stand-up stools of the very heated terrace along with a nice glass of wine or a hot chocolate… Wonderfully snob !
We like : Marcel Lesoille, quintuple champion of the world when it comes to opening oysters, who is there every night to demonstrate his talent at happy hour. A real attraction.
Good news for vegans: the star chef thought of inviting Jay&Joy, Jo and Nana Cakes, Gentle Gourmet and Le Potager de Charlotte with their alternative treats. This should truly give satisfaction to all the appetites.
Le marché des saveurs, accessible from 11am to 6pm, until the 23rd of December 2017, in the garden of the Mandarin Oriental.
Also check out the Xmas food market.