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Mandarin Oriental Paris

Spring evenings are made for fun and games and what better playground is there than Paris to enjoy these warmer months. So, If you’re not afraid of a few sleepless nights, the Mandarin Oriental Paris has a few good reasons to stay up for in its Courtyard garden.

Opened daily from 7am – 2 am, the courtyard is the perfect venue to savor the Bar 8’s new cocktails and the nibbles coming out of Chef Thierry Marx’s kitchens at the Camélia restaurant.

Mandarin Oriental Paris

The Michelin starred Chef’s new Spring menu features delicious recipes such as “Roasted Turbot, with leek and Vin Jaune sabayon sauce” or “Crab cannelloni with fennel and pea soup” but the “Vacherin Sundae” made of red fruit sorbet, vanilla ice cream, meringue and red fruits has captured our imagination and seems like the perfect dish to have on a warm evening out in the courtyard.

The drinks won’t let you down either, and rumors of a cocktail called the “New Bloody Mary” which uses a liquid nitrogen tomato sphere in its composition has got our attention. Best enjoyed in the garden’s birdcage style 6 seater table no doubt. See you there.

Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park London

Ever wondered what happens behind the scenes of a hotel? Well John Nassari does and the award winning photographer turned his lens to the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park London to find out.

80 AT 80

In an exclusive partnership between the Mandarin Oriental and Olympus, the tech company commissioned John Nassari to take 80 photographs of everyday life at the hotel and the result is a homage to the dedication and artistry of the Mandarin Oriental’s staff . The exhibition, called 80 at 80, celebrates the 80th anniversary of Olympus and is the first collaboration of its kind for a London hotel. An invite only pre viewing will be held at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel on the 15th of April before the exhibition moves to the Art Bermondsey Project Space for two weeks.

Mandarin Oriental Barcelona

If Peruvian food is considered fashionable nowadays, it’s in no small part due to it’s proud ambassador, Gastón Acurio. The South American super Chef is at the helm of 44 restaurants around the world and his flagship property, Astrid y Gastón, is considered the 3rd best restaurant in Latin America and is ranked 14th in the world. Nothing less.

Mandarin Oriental Barcelona

From mid April to October 2016, Chef Acurio will be taking his knives to the Mandarin Oriental Barcelona’s two al fresco dining areas: the rooftop restaurant Terrat and the Mimosa Garden in what can only be described as Catalonia’s greatest and most selective culinary event of the year. While there, Acurio will be joining forces with the multi-Michelin starred mother-son duo, Carme Ruscalleda and Raul Balam along with “the Chef of the sea” Ángél Léon, Head Chef of the hotel’s BistrEau. Epicure’s, you’ve been warned.


About Nimah Koussa

The best part about being a travel writer is bringing cities and destinations to life: their stories, secret addresses, luxurious gems and unique holiday moments. And I have been one for a little more than 10 years. From the best bars and restaurants in different cities of the world to hotels where you can check-in to get away from it all, this Magazine is all about making every trip just a bit more meaningful.

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