A taste of history
Updated: May 13, 2019
I am tasting a historic sweet union …France’s favorite cookie (the macaron) is being married to America’s favorite Oreo. The result? A sublime Oreo macaron.And presiding over the nuptials is the brilliant patisseur chef Chris Ford. Pretty-in-pink is yet another masterpiece of his. He is creating sweet history in the magnificent Pretty woman hotel, which is the glamorous repository of Hollywood history. Beverly Wilshire opened in 1928 on the site of the deserted Beverly Auto Speedway ( and now it faces Rodeo Drive, the glamor drenched shopping boulevard to the world). As Audrey Slade, who combines beauty and brains, explains, the pool is modeled after Sophia Loren’s private villa in Italy, Elvis Presley, Warren Beatte lived here for long periods. And even now this is where not just Hollywood but even Bollywood (Anil Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra et al) lives and dines. Glamorous history keeps repeating itself!