New Delhi, 12th August 2023: Flavours of France converged with the elegance The Chambers, India’s premier business club, as Taj Mahal, New Delhi hosted a Rendezvous with Chef Maxime Gilbert. Bringing in culinary prowess from his celebrated 2 Michelin-starred restaurant Écriture, Chef Gilbert presented an epicurean evening of Culinary Chronicles with sophisticated and elegant delicacies for the patrons of Taj.
Having grown up in France – a country where cuisine is considered an integral part of the culture, Chef Maxime Gilbert embarked on his journey with Écriture by Le Comptoir in September 2016. Today, his vision of French cuisine comes to life at this culinary destination in Hong Kong where Western craftsmanship seamlessly merges with Eastern philosophies. By skilfully integrating traditional techniques and exceptional Japanese produce, Chef Gilbert creates dishes that exude simplicity, elegance, and a natural sophistication that plays with power and lightness.
The luxurious setting of The Chambers provided the perfect backdrop for the meticulously crafted and visually stunning dishes that adorned the curated menu. Each course was a masterpiece in its own right, designed to tantalize the senses and leave a lasting impression. The menu featured a delectable array of culinary delights, including Passion Fruit – Mushroom Custard, Jelly, Coffee, Uni paired with Chardonnay; Caviar Tart – Scalops, Celeriac, Beurre Blanc paired with Prosecco; Lamb – Loin and Shoulder, Bigornaux, Lemon Sabayon paired with Pinot Noir, Moulin de Gassac; Zucchini Tart – Citrus, Safron, Black Truffel, Beurre Blanc paired with Prosecco, Brut, Zonin; White Asparagus – Peach, Brittany Curry with Pinot Noir Rose, Black Tower; and in dessert Sourdough – Texture, Croutons, Praliné and Gourmandises – Madeleine, Salted Caramel.
Commenting on his visit, Chef Maxime Gilbert expressed, “The journey from my kitchen at Écriture to The Chambers has been a thrilling exploration of flavours, creativity and cultural connections. The opportunity to share my passion for French cuisine and artistry with the discerning patrons of Taj Mahal, New Delhi has been truly inspiring. Witnessing the guests’ genuine admiration for the intricate flavours, textures and stories behind each dish serves as a powerful reminder of the universal language that food speaks.”
Commenting on the Rendezvous, Chef Arun Sundararaj, Director of Culinary Operations – Taj Mahal, New Delhi, said. “At Taj Mahal, New Delhi, we believe in crafting experiences that transcend the ordinary, and this event was no exception. Collaborating with Chef Maxime to bring the exquisite flavours of France to our esteemed guests at The Chambers was an absolute honour. We eagerly look forward to offering our guests with more of these bespoke experiences that celebrate the art of fine dining.”
As part of the Rendezvous series presented by The Chambers, Chef Maxime Gilbert will be bringing his next showcase to Taj Bengal, Kolkata on 12th August 2023.