French flavours combined with grace The Chambers, the top business club in India, presented a Rendezvous with Chef Maxime Gilbert at the Taj Mahal in New Delhi. Chef Gilbert provided the guests of Taj with an epicurean evening of Culinary Chronicles with complex and elegant delights by bringing in his renowned 2 Michelin starred restaurant Ecriture.
Chef Maxime Gilbert began his adventure with Ecriture by Le Comptoir in September 2016 after growing up in France, where food is seen as an essential component of culture. At this culinary destination in Hong Kong where Western artistry melds harmoniously with Eastern ideas, his vision of French food today comes to life. Chef Gilbert crafts dishes that ooze simplicity, grace, and a natural sophistication that plays with power and lightness by deftly fusing traditional techniques and great Japanese ingredients.
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 Ecriture 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 August 12, 2023.