Well, what can we say other than "Bet you wish you'd been there too!"
Last week the Green Pebbles Girls were honoured by an invitation to Paris to enjoy an out of this world Breakfast cooked by world renown Michelin starred chef extraordinaire Yannick Alléno on his one-of-a-kind MOYNAT Breakfast Trunk (read more here)
Michelin starred chef Yannick Alléno prepared several recipies on request (oh yes... we even got to request special orders!) so the invited journalists were treated to 'omlette with herbs', 'oeufs brouilles au vert' (obviously a Green Pebbles Girl favorite!), 'omlette aux champignons de Paris', soft boiled eggs with carrots and coriander, omlette with ham........ dreams do come true!
Aside from the incredible setting, and this once in a lifetime experience we were also able to inspect the incredible work of art that is the MOYNAT Breakfast Trunk. A masterpiece born out of the mastery of MOYNAT's creative director Ramesh Nair, Yannick Alléno's culinary expertise, MOYNAT's artisans and over 1,000 hours of work. Follow us on this journey of discovery as we inspect every nook and cranny of this amazing one-of-a-kind piece of luxury cooking apparatus!
Of course MOYNAT’s signature traits are recognized instantly. The drop-shadow effect of the art deco motif – designed by Henri Rapin in 1920 – resonates in bold, harmonious black, brown and copper on the waterproof linen and cotton Initiale canvas. . The intriguing concave side – where the chef stands – recalls the ergonomic bottom of the Limousine trunks, designed to fit onto the rounded roof of a car Yannick Alléno's initials “Y.A”, hand-painted in straw yellow and white, bring to mind historic monograms.
The Breakfast Trunk is topped by a sheer slab of black granite. Fitted into this worktop is a La Cornue burner, the Rolls Royce of stoves!
Plates, cups, glasses and Safran carafes are held in place by leather straps like the spare wheel on vintage cars!
With a design that rivals haute couture, three double-hinged sections open on two sides – one for the chef, the other for guests. Amazingly functional, they are magnificently lined with Alcantara and Initiale fabrics.
Inside the MOYNAT Breakfast Trunk, twenty or so easily accessible drawers and compartments store cooking utensils, a croissant basket, milk jug, cutlery, white D. Porthault table linens embroidered with “Moynat Paris” and edged in dark brown, the house colour.
Wish you could enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime breakfast experience?
Well it is possible of course... just book into the following luxurious hotels where chef Yannick Alléno presides over the kitchens the One&Only hotel The Palm, Dubai; the Cheval Blanc, Courchevel; the Shangri-La, Beijing; and the Royal Mansour, Marrakech.
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Black and White Photographs courtesy of Masahiko Kishino
All other images courtesy of Moynat Paris