Le Meridien’s love for coffee is well known and if you are a coffee enthusiast then it lets you celebrate your love for coffee through ‘latte art’ and coffee infused desserts. The coffee bar transports you to a different world altogether as you are greeted by the sight and aroma of the wonderous little coffee beans. Taking inspiration from Esther Maasdam, the Dutch born global latte artist for the brand, the master baristas were trained in the craft of latte art and showcased the same to the guests. Latte art is an innovative art form that turns brewed coffee into a canvas and results in astounding patterns which can be endless.

Marvelling at the beautiful patterns of latte art, we came across excited guests participating in paper cup drawing and in creating coffee bean art. Apart from coffee, Le Meridien’s signature éclairs were unveiled and the guests were encouraged to make their own version of éclairs by choosing the cream and the toppings. Darjeeling Eclairs had a tea flavor from our very own beautiful state Assam along with jaggery and mouth freshner toppings.

Darjeeling eclairs

Darjeeling eclairs

How normal coffee can impart an interesting taste to the favourite desserts of many was showcased by the following desserts -Coffee Rasmalai Terrain, Mocha Brulee with gulab jamun, Espresso Rasgulla and Kheer Tiramisu. The distinct taste of coffee and the sweetness of these desserts was a play on the palate and will stay with you for a long time.

Espresso rasgulla

Espresso rasgulla

With the aim to enrich and strengthen coffee culture around the world and as part of the brand’s ‘A New Perspective’ series, the International Coffee Day celebration at Longitude saw a unique symbiosis of destination inspired art, food and spices. The event was the grand finale to a series of coffee campaigns undertaken in New Orleans, Vienna and Bangkok and showcased the expertise of Le Meridian New Delhi’s master baristas – Fiona Gomes, Sahil Dhawan and Rohit Tiwari who crafted exquisite destination inspired latte art.

It was indeed a resplendant evening full of sheer coffee indulgence.

 

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