A Grand Welcome for President Macron at ITC Maurya During India’s 75th Republic Day Celebrations
French President Emmanuel Macron observed the grand military parade and the vibrant cultural performances that marked India’s 75th Republci day ceremony
French President Emmanuel Macron witnessed India’s 75th Republic Day celebrations at the majestic Kartavya Path. Joining an exclusive league of global leaders who have graced this monumental occasion over the past seven decades, Macron served as the chief guest during the event. Alongside President Droupadi Murmu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, members of the Union Cabinet, foreign diplomats, and various dignitaries, Macron observed the grand military parade and the vibrant cultural performances that marked this significant national ceremony. His presence added a distinguished touch to the commemoration of India’s republicanism and cultural richness.
Not many know that in an exquisite display of hospitality, the iconic ITC Maurya welcomed President Emmanuel Macron of France to the opulent Grand Presidential Floor, where distinguished leaders, including President Obama and Trump, have previously graced. The stately hotel, renowned for its grandeur, played host to the French President during India’s 75th Republic Day celebrations, offering an unparalleled experience marked by personalized touches and culinary delights.
President Macron’s arrival was met with the warmth of the hotel staff, a testament to the impeccable service at ITC Maurya. Despite his late-night arrival, the French leader exuded friendliness, greeting the staff with a smile.
The culinary spectacle unfolded with an artful presentation reminiscent of a bygone era – a classic steam engine train made entirely of chocolate. The three wagons carried delectable chocolate slabs, each a unique flavor experience. From the Lavender Pistachio White Berry to the Pecan Nut & Almond Milk, Black Currant & Sunflower Seed Ruby, White Pearls & Freeze-Dried Berry, and Hazelnut & Pistachio 64% Dark Chocolate slabs, the display was a celebration of fine craftsmanship and indulgence. The French flag in white chocolate paid homage to President Macron’s homeland.
A chocolate bench with a lamp post added to the ambiance, creating a cozy setting for the distinguished guest. Personalized photos and historical monuments showcasing the bond between India and France adorned the Grand Presidential Suite, reinforcing the theme of unity and friendship.
Moving to the gastronomic delights, an edible chocolate staircase with assorted truffles awaited President Macron. The France flag-themed homemade truffles featured unique flavors, including Sea Salt & Caramel Milk Chocolate, Kerala Coconut with Black Pepper White Chocolate, and Thyme & Raspberry Dark Chocolate. Assorted chocolate-coated nuts in jars, Kasuri Methi Shortbread, and Gud Para provided a diverse array of treats.
For dessert, the array continued with a Raspberry Macaroon, a Multi-Millet & Sunflower Seed Gluten-Free Cake, and a Ruby Chocolate Cocoa Nibs Seed Bar presented on a chocolate easel stand. Fresh berries, chocolate dragees in various flavors, and edible chocolate wagons and hanging clocks rounded out the sweet offerings.
In this mansion-like Grand Presidential Suite, ITC Maurya showcased its commitment to representing an Indian global theme, freshly adorned to honor the esteemed guest, President Macron. The celebration of India’s 75th Republic Day was not only a patriotic spectacle but also an occasion to share the rich cultural heritage and culinary expertise that the ITC Maurya is renowned for. President Macron’s stay at the hotel was undoubtedly a fusion of luxury, artistry, and gastronomic delight, a testament to the warm ties between the two nations.