Côte d’Azur Éclair

Sponsored Post | 26th February 2015 | By

Photograph courtesy of Le Méridion Hotels

I have travelled over much of France, but I have never been to the Côte d’Azur. I have a friend who grew up there and now lives just across the border in Italy. He has waxed lyrical about the region ever since I first knew him as a teenager. As well as the azure seas and beautiful scenery, it’s meant to be a foodie paradise with olives and lemons being very much to the fore.

Photograph courtesy of Le Méridion Hotels

Chef Johnny Iusinni, award winning pastry chef, author, motorcyclist and world traveller is one very lucky man. In collaboration with the Le Meridian Hotels, he is travelling to eight Le Meridian destinations and creating a unique and exquisite éclair inspired from the food, tastes and ambiance of the region. Here, in the second film of the series, The Éclair Diaries, Chef Johnny travels to the Côte d’Azur and gets to see some great scenery as well as citrus orchards, patisseries and markets as he searches out the ingredients he is going to use to create his éclair. If you’d like to find out more and download some of the éclair recipes, head over to Le Meridian Éclair.

Photograph courtesy of Le Méridion Hotels

I’d highly recommend sitting back for a few minutes and allowing yourself to revel in the sights and sounds of this short video and perhaps, like me, dream of actually going there and making that long overdue visit.

Now who can resist a luscious chocolate éclair? I know I can’t. What sort of éclair would you most like to eat and in what part of the world?

This is a sponsored post. I was not asked to write a positive review and as always any opinions expressed are my own.


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    Kristina Maggiora
    26th February 2015

    I have been to the Côte d’Azur and it’s really beautiful there 🙂


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    26th February 2015

    OMG those eclairs look amazing! I never knew there were so many different types. Look much more interesting than the ones we get in the UK.

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    Sew White
    27th February 2015

    I spent all my summers in the south of France while growing up. Its where I discovered amazing cakes. They some amazing things to try.

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    Bintu Hardy
    1st March 2015

    I don’t think I have ever eaten chocolate éclairs as good as these ones look.

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    Jen Price
    1st March 2015

    Oh those eclairs look divine. I’ve visited many parts of France but never the Cote D’Azur, one of my favourite treats when I’m in France is a coffee eclair.

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    Anita-Clare Field
    2nd March 2015

    I adore the Côte d’Azur well in fact all of France really. These look fabulous, we’re thinking about afternoon tea in La Petite Bouchee ( our bistro) so these look perfect. YUM

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    Cherished By Me
    2nd March 2015

    I haven’t really had a chance to explore much of France but it sounds wonderful. I really need an eclair now! And those coca cola ones are so pretty as are the pink ones with pistachios on.

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    2nd March 2015

    Some people have a really terrible job…god I’d hate to be him. NOT! I think I’ve just found my next holiday destination :-p thanks for sharing!

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