The Mandarin Cake Shop opened its doors in the 1970s and since 1987 Yves Matthey is the Executive Pastry Chef of this beautiful treat shop at the Mandarin Oriental. The signature items of The Mandarin Cake Shop include the cheesecake, the chocolate truffle cake, home-made XO sauce and rose petal jam, of which the recipe stays a mystery.
There are beautiful (Christmas) cakes and pies for sale in the shop, see the pictures here.
Hotel 'Palacio de Sal', recently renovated and unique in the world. The hotel is located in Bolivia, South America, and is entirely made of salt. The hotel has 24 rooms of which 8 double rooms and 16 twin rooms. The walls, floors, chairs, tables, beds and ceilings are all made from salt. Only the mattresses and toilets aren't made of salt. Not only the hotel consists of salt, but also the restaurant meals are based on salt. Hotel guests are not allowed to lick on the walls. See the beautiful pictures for an impression.
McDonalds Italy introduces its new local burger
McDonald's Italy has introduced its new local burger 'Gran Piemontese'. The burger comes from the Piedmont region and is made of 100% meat of the famous Italian Piedmonts cow breed. The 'Gran Piemontese' will be available in nearly 500 locations of McDonalds in Italy. Earlier we spotted the app 'TrackMyMacca' in Australia, where the guest can see where the ingredients originate from and what happens before they are served.
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