Cyrille Pannier


Cyrille Pannier was born in Le Mans, France, and grew up on a farmstead in Arnage.

His three-year apprenticeship there in one-Michelin-star restaurant Auberge des Mattfeux gave him as good a grounding in the rudiments of cooking as he could have hoped for. Pannier’s hobbies revolve around exploring and nature-based activities, including gardening, walking and, when in sunny climates, scuba diving. He even collects old cookery books from the 18th and 19th century and can often be found concocting weird and wonderful ancient recipes, most recently one for brewing beer from nettles.

"I have used Tealeaves Mountain Berry to marinate a salmon gravlax – a very good combination; Organic Chamomile-infused crème brulee, and Lapsang Souchong to slightly poach a red partridge for a salad yields a very good result."

His kitchen is run according to the same “basic appreciations,” which involve taking his team on road trips to meet with the hotel’s close network of local suppliers to develop their passion for discovering new ingredients and suppliers. At the Four Seasons family since 1994, Pannier has worked at various hotels and resorts throughout his career, including the one-Michelin-star La Dariole de Viry, Viry-Châtillon, and the one-Michelin-star Auberge des Mattfeux, Amage in France.



Welcome to #PaletteForYourPalate, An Exhibition of Tea + Color + Mood. Over the next two months we will be releasing 20+ culinary and mixology films inspired by the Pantone Color Institute and our new Whole Lead Pyramid Teabags. Here's a teaser to get you started, and we hope you enjoy this tour of taste and color.

Color In Sight: A Documentary on the Details of Color in Design

“There are many products that are well designed, but don't get the traction they deserve because the color's not right." In an increasingly digitally connected world, research has shown that the average human attention span has fallen to eight seconds- one second less than that of the goldfish. With such a competitive landscape, only the best brands can convey their message and connect with people almost instantaneously. Color In Sight brings together 11 experts of industry, gathered around one powerful, little detail: color. We explore how top brands—ranging from Nike and Pantone to OPI and Herman Miller—think about and use color in the most effective and compelling way. By hearing their own experiences, the goal is to bring about an appreciation for the detail of color selection and how it can have a large impact on the perception of products and services enjoyed by many.


Balancing Act

Tea in Film

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