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Chef Chat: Jean François Lavialle of The Nile Ritz-Carlton

We sit down with the eclair king of Cairo, hailing all the way from France, where he currently serves as the Executive Pastry Chef at The Nile Ritz-Carlton.

Sugar, spice and everything nice. That's probably what chef Jean François Lavialle is always up to, minus the spice and mostly just the sugar. The Executive Pastry Chef that hails all the way from France, Angers to be specific, reigns supreme at The Nile Ritz-Carlton where he is in charge of anything that has do with, well, pastry. We get up close and personal with him as he talks to us about his favourite dessert, the 25-centimetre eclair he makes, and his time in Egypt.