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Let Them Eat (Flowerbomb) Cake at Le Meurice in Paris

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March 16, 2010 at 8:50 AM | by | ()

The swank Le Meurice in Paris is already well-known for their fantastical pastry creations, chocolate breakfasts and inventive macarons but now the hotel is trying its hand at fashion cakes.

According to the MimiFrouFrou blog (Yes, MimiFrouFrou), the hotel's head chef, Yannick Alléno and pastry chef, Camille Lesecqand have created a limited-edition pastry inspired by the Flowerbomb fragrance of fashion design duo, Viktor & Rolf especially for the perfume's fifth anniversary.

The Flowerbomb-inspired cake My Sweet Flowerbomb is a millefeuille which emphasizes floral tonalities while playing on textures, even a surprising one in an attempt to mimic the experience of an explosion in the mouth.

The pastry features tasty notes of "praline, rose, lime with bergamot, jasmine sprinkled with some vanilla notes. The green tea-flavoured sponge base contrasts deliciously with the crunchy chips of praline biscuit. Take a bite and there's a surprise! The cake fizzes in your mouth as a result of a magic sugar recipe, an explosion of addictive sensations.

We especially love the Viktor & Rolf seal on top of the cake. For more pics of the pretty Flowerbomb, check out the hotel's Facebook photo album. The pastry will be available in the hotel's Le Dali restaurant until June 30, 2010 for 17 Euros.

Oh, do you hear that? That's the sound of us booking our trip to Paris. But we'll have to stay elsewhere. The Le Meurice room rates at $700+ a night are too rich for our blood sugar budgets.

[Photo: Le Meurice Facebook Page]

Archived Comments:

Anyone with a sweet tooth would

Anyone with a sweet tooth would find this chocolate hard to resist. The only problem that most people would face is the $700 a night rooms at the luxury hotel. Only the most die hard or the wealthy can afford that.