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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.

Eclairs
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.

Eclairs
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.

26 Comments

  1. Kristina Maggiora

    26th February 2015 at 2:05 pm

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

    creepersandcupcakes.blogspot.co.uk

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    • Choclette Blogger

      27th February 2015 at 8:04 am

      Ah lucky you Kristina, I know it has a reputation for being rather stunning.

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  2. Weronika

    26th February 2015 at 2:36 pm

    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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  3. Heidi Roberts

    26th February 2015 at 10:14 pm

    I truly love French pastries – the Cote D’Azur is an especially lovely place!

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  4. Sew White

    27th February 2015 at 11:57 am

    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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  5. Jacqueline Meldrum

    27th February 2015 at 3:13 pm

    Eclairs. Mmmmmmmmmmm! Happy days!

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  6. Nazima Pathan

    27th February 2015 at 4:57 pm

    how pretty – love the bright colours and I do love choux pastry.

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    • Choclette Blogger

      27th February 2015 at 5:13 pm

      Yes Nazima, it makes me want to have a go at making eclairs – I’ve never tried.

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  7. Bintu Hardy

    1st March 2015 at 8:13 am

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

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  8. Jen Price

    1st March 2015 at 5:57 pm

    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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    • Choclette Blogger

      1st March 2015 at 6:46 pm

      You know, I don’t think I’ve ever had an actual eclair in France – how rubbish is that?

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  9. Anita-Clare Field

    2nd March 2015 at 11:17 am

    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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    • Choclette Blogger

      2nd March 2015 at 11:51 am

      The rugged terrain of the South appeals to me as does your afternoon tea.

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  10. Helen at Casa Costello

    2nd March 2015 at 4:25 pm

    Oh WoW! Fabulous eclairs – The Coca Cola ones are beautiful – I now feel the urge to decorate eclairs x

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  11. Cherished By Me

    2nd March 2015 at 5:17 pm

    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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    • Choclette Blogger

      4th March 2015 at 11:42 am

      There is just so much to do and see in the world, I think we need several lifetimes.

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  12. Emmyw

    2nd March 2015 at 5:32 pm

    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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  13. Kerry Cooks

    5th March 2015 at 12:39 pm

    The decoration on those eclairs are just beautiful!

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