L’hotel Group’s Central Kitchen Debuts This February 2021

Group Executive Pastry Chef Louie Ma Presents Sweet Ingenuities
03 February 2021

Nina Palmier



L’hotel Group is proud to launch the Central Kitchen this February 2021, a brand new initiative to centralise the Group’s dessert and pastry offerings available throughout all hotel properties. Chef Louie Ma, an experienced pastry master chef is appointed to take the helm of the central kitchen, leading the group chef team in creating year-round staples and premium quality festive treats available at restaurants and for orders from L’hotel Group online boutique

Welcoming the Year of the Ox are two festive-exclusive cakes, available during Feb 5-28, 2021. Mirroring traditional auspicious symbolism, Chef Ma’s Chinese New Year cakes will take the form of a traditional tangerine: Prosperity (HK$338, one pound each) features strawberries and cream; and Fortune (an individual cake at HK$48 each), a sweet and tangy yuzu mousse cake with tangerine exterior. To celebrate Valentine’s Day, Chef Ma’s Blooming Love (HK$368, one pound each) cake is a heart-shaped strawberry cream cake, where red roses embellish the pink. Order festive treats at L’hotel Group online boutique.   

Elegantly wrapped with the festive-edition packaging, the heart-shaped Palmier is always one of ever-popular gifts to share with the beloved ones and valuable business partners. Available online now are the Original and Sesame flavours, priced at HK$128 for 12 pieces and HK$188 for 25 pieces respectively. 

A celebrated figure in Hong Kong’s food and beverage industry, particularly a master chef in pastries and desserts, Louie Ma is a prominent authority on all patisseries. “I am so thrilled to become part of the L’hotel family where the mission is bringing high quality sweet treats to everyone. With this fully equipped Central Kitchen, I can create more pastries and desserts that feast beyond their presentation.” said Chef Louie Ma.  After 30 years headlining the pastry department at various hotels, Ma founded independent pastry shop Melty Place in 2017, where he honed his craft in launching an artisanal line of pasty treats. 

At L’hotel Group Central Kitchen, Chef Ma will present his signature Napoleon cake and buttery palmiers, both celebrated for their ethereal layers of perfectly-laminated puff pastry created based on Ma’s expert skills and precision in pastry, as well as a wide range of whole and individual cakes available at buffets and for takeaways at various hotels across Hong Kong. 

Karen Chong
Group Marketing Communications
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