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Before the departure of Julien Álvarez, Le Bristol Paris signed Pascal Hainigue as the new Head Pastry Chef. An incorporation with which Luca Allegri, Oetker Collection’s Senior Vice-President Operations and Managing Director at the hotel, claims to be very satisfied, since “his creative approach is guaranteed to delight our guests”.
Originally from Alsace, a French region known for its rich gastronomic heritage, he began his career in the kitchens of local patisserie boutiques, although thanks to his talent he went to work and lead pastry teams in several Michelin-starred restaurants. Thus, he went from the popular Stein patisserie in Buhl, France; Auberge de l’Ill in Illhaeusern; Le Chambard in Kayserberg, and more recently Le Baudelaire at the Burgundy Hotel in Paris.
Le Bristol‘s Executive Chef, Eric Frechon, highlights Hainigue’s “ desire to constantly push the limits to achieve perfection with creations that are remarkably inventive and simply spectacular”.