Cronuts Arrive at Rosewood Corniche

October 20, 2013

Jeddah, KSA: It set New York City abuzz when it was created earlier this year and now Rosewood Corniche is set to surprise Jeddah’s culinary lovers with the world’s latest pastry innovation, the ‘cronut’.

Available only in the luxury property’s Soleil café, the ‘cronut’ is lighter than a doughnut and sweeter than a croissant. They were invented by a New York baker from Soho, before taking the world by storm with their original taste and tempting shape, arriving for the first time in the Kingdom through Jeddah’s leading hotel, Rosewood Corniche.

Chef Maurizio, Executive Chef at Rosewood Corniche, and a passionate culinary scientist, has spent hours in the Soleil kitchen, together with Pastry Chef Monir Ahmed, excelling the ‘cronut’ recipe that they have received from New York sister property, The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel.

“I am excited and proud of being the first Chef in Saudi Arabia to offer this chef-d’oeuvre to guests,” said Chef Maurizio. “This is a novelty in the field of pastry, and I have no doubt that Rosewood Corniche diners will experience a memorable moment of pleasure when they taste the ‘cronut’ for the first time.

“What is special about cronuts is that they do not absorb all the oil in which they are being fried, which makes them healthier than traditional donuts. They combine the firm texture of a donut but feature the sweetness and crumbly layers of a croissant, and frankly, they are absolutely delicious!”

Now available at Soleil, ‘cronuts’ are served daily from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. in four flavours: caramel, vanilla, chocolate and cinnamon.

Hans Peter-Leitzke, Managing Director of Rosewood Corniche, said: “At Rosewood Corniche, we are always keen to offer the latest products and services to our guests. The ‘cronut’ is not only a new exclusive item added to our menus, but also another way of proving the hotel’s leadership and uniqueness in the food industry”.

Situated on Jeddah’s Corniche, Rosewood Corniche is ideal for both business and leisure travellers. The celebrated Jeddah Corniche runs parallel to the Red Sea for over 32 kilometres and provides convenient access to the city’s business and leisure areas.

As the premier hotel in Jeddah, the stunning Rosewood Corniche redefines modern elegance and offers unparalleled personal service and world-class amenities, including 24-hour butler service for each of the 127 guest rooms and suites.