CHEF OF THE MOMENT
It takes wild creativity to create culinary wonders. After all, Picasso, Beethoven, and others had one thing in common: creative madness! In the same vein, Sanjana Patel, executive chef of La Folie, is obsessed with the craft of French chocolate and pastry making. Well on her way to becoming a culinary legend, she gained experience under the tutelage of “the Picasso of pastry” Pierre Hermé, as well as Alain Ducasse. Seductive and delicious, Patel’s elegant gastronomic creations are bound to entice. www.lafolie.in
Larte is the place to be seen at in Milan, where the very best of “made in Italy” in terms of food, wine, design, art, and fashion are brilliantly brought together. Every month, for a week, Larte plays host to a guest chef – an upcoming star of Italian gastronomy who is given the opportunity to express his unique talents.
Larte, 5 Via Manzoni, Milan. Tel: +39 02 890 96 950. www.lartemilano.com
Indulge in a flowery cocktail or two and dance into an ambrosiac state of mind at Le Méridien Sparkling. It’s a chic twist on the old cocktail hour, where coffee bars are transformed into swinging lounges. Sip on cocktails infused with flavours such as lychee, ginger, and hibiscus paired with delicious Prosecco.
Le Méridien Sparkling is available daily from 5pm to 8pm at Gastro Sentral, Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur.