The chef of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel combines flavors that can be found in Perpignan, the city where he resided during his apprenticeship.
Lemon and pineapple melts together in this delicacy performed by Korean pastry chef under a French title and with interesting allies like basil and coconut to balance the proposal
The Argentinian pastry chef avoids complex taste associations, and limits himself to combining two or three popular flavors that serve as a bridge between modern pastry and native tastes
A pre-dessert with which the Japanese pastry chef representing Indonesia convinced the jury of C3 Valrhona.
In collaboration with l’École Valrhona Brooklyn and Nicolas Botomisy, the couture cake master has introduced the art of sugar flowers and cakes to a group of students.
The Dutch chef was inspired by the famous sunrise in Asia to make this petite delicacy.
The flagship creation symbolic of the collaboration between Alain Ducasse and Chanel, signed by the Executive Pastry Chef of Beige Alain Ducasse Tokyo.
One of the creations that the Spanish chef made during his class for the members of Valrhona’s Cercle V at L’École Valrhona Brooklyn.
In Beige by Alain Ducasse in Tokyo, the French chef defends simple, elegant, beautiful desserts with natural flavors
The French chef, in charge of pastry at Beige Alain Ducasse Tokyo, is a specialist in expressing the essence of the ingredients with a simple style in his desserts.
The chef visited L’École Valrhona Brooklyn a second year and has surprised with this dessert of vibrant flavors that he produces in his famous pastry shop in Montreal.
Matcha tea is the dominant color in this curious dessert by the pastry chef of the Amansara Hotel Siam Reap (Cambodia).
Colorful, voluminous, and a perfect finish. The piece, in a very Bachour style, was one of the creations that the Puerto Rican chef carried out during his latest visit to L’École Valrhona Brooklyn.
Chocolate muffin, sea salt caramel, and double chocolate chips cookie. This is one of the many creations that can be tasted at The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore.
One of the small format desserts that the chef designed during her class dedicated to modern buffets at L’École valrhona Brooklyn.
This dessert, included in the 11th course degustation menu of Amber, a two-Michelin-star restaurant integrated into the luxurious hotel Landmark Mandarin Oriental (Hong Kong), offers an interesting play on textures.
The combination of strawberry and raspberry becomes the main element of this dessert in a summer dish that can be tasted at The Peninsula Hotel Beijing.
One of the sweet proposals proposed by 99 restaurant, with a pastry station lead by Gustavo Sáez.
At the Ritz Carlton in Hong Kong, one of the highest hotels in the world, the sweet station is treated with great care. An example is this entremet with very special decorations based on chocolate paste and amaretto syrup.
The Kalamansi adds an interesting citrus touch to this dessert created by the chef of the Peninsula Hotel Beijing.
An interesting twist on this French sweet which is very similar to turron and served at The Peninsula Hotel Beijing.
The chef subverts the classic format of cake with cream on the outside and crispy base inside, to bring that baked dough to the outside.
In this dessert, the Russian chef reproduces the experience of a cup of tea with raspberries in a sweet bite.
This is one of the signature creations that the Valrhona Corporate Pastry Chef North America presented during his latest course at the École Valrhona Brooklyn.
A Chantilly coconut cream delicately shucked on a yogurt cheesecake mousse is one of the star creations presented by the chef during his last course at Valrhona Brooklyn.
An elegant entremet presented by the winner of the AUI Pastry Cup in the third and last round of the competition.
An elegant proposal, not complicated in the manufacturing and precious, that shows the sensitivity of this master.
Can a gluten-free or lactose-free pastry have taste, texture, moisture …? Jordi Bordas, with his B • Concept method, makes it clear that the answer is yes.
Revisiting a classic tart, Luciano finds a good balance between textures and flavors, combining ingredients with brilliance in this creation.
This recipe was included in the masterclass on plated desserts taught by Carson at L’École Valrhona Brooklyn School.
Everything that has to do with Modernist Cuisine is already synonymous with innovation and admiration, especially since they presented their work par excellence on the science of cuisine. But now they are back in the spotlight thanks to pastry chef
Perseverance has its rewards. In 2011 he won the silver medal in Lyon. Many would have already been satisfied, but Emmanuele Forcone knew he could achieve glory because he knew the recipe: ‘a good team, a lot of experience, all
The pastry chef of the iconic Parisian hotel Le Bristol has a commitment to desserts loaded with elegance and clean flavors, while continuing in the same line as chef Frechon when lightening and intelligently and moderately updating French savoir faire.
The Hofmann School of Barcelona has several commercial establishments that allow pastry teachers and students to acquire a necessary versatility in the trade. In addition to the Hofmann School, there is the Hofmann Restaurant, Hofmann’s Taverna, Terraza La Seca and
The chef of the Spanish restaurant Coque explores the possibilities of Maldon salt in desserts such as mousse that go well with chocolate, mint and violet.
With the series Funky Brownies, Van Beurden demosntrates her capacity of exploring new paths which take classic pastry to a more youthful, colorful and casual level without renouncing even a milligram of gourmand pleasure or intensity of flavors.
Undoubtedly, the main advantage of this dough and of this recipe in general is its versatility, as the onion can easily be
replaced by many other ingredients such as chocolate chunks, freeze-dried strawberries, nuts… Besides, this dough can be frozen either before or after being baked.
Barcelona Pastry Guild School (EPGB) proposes a minicake, in the shape of a liquid strawberry and vinegar filling, to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
Lemon, olive oil, berries, vanilla cream, and white chocolate, this log goes between soft refreshing touches and a soft red shade of desire, a good holiday hue. We take a close look at Xavier Séjournant’s patisserie.
This chef is of the opinion that absolute freedom is not always the best fertilizer for a good result. This is why he likes to focus on combinations and proposals that have long worked and offer new versions and adaptations, such as Noir (so good #14), come from the Afternoon Tea service and originally was an éclair with a delicious blackberry jam as its filling.
A sweet version of the classic hamburger, based on the adaptation of a traditional specialty such as the savarin. Although the traditional dessert has very high sugar content due to syrup and toasted egg yolk, we have reduced the sweetness
In so good #13, Jordi Bordas demonstrate again that the B•Concept method expands the creative possibilities of patisserie with the aim of achieving creations which are better adapted to current consumer demands, regarding an appropriate adjustment in the amount of fat and caloric intake; and all this without sacrificing maximum flavor.
What about chocolate? ‘The truth is that almost everything is invented… The major unresolved issue is bringing the culture of chocolate to the public. This way we would have more demanding customers forcing us to evolve and improve.”, Miquel Guarro answers. He shares his creativity in So Good #13
During the years that Christian Hümbs worked as a pastry chef at the restaurant Le Mer, accepted a challenge: make a dessert menu. Aroma-Menu 2013 constructs the desserts on three pillars – acid, sweet and a linking element.
Antony Prunet: “If there are still paths to explore?, I think there is no better path than to love this business, be passionate, sweet, be curious, love fine products and work really hard to get the best result every time.”
Chocolate balls, as well as being highly suitable as Christmas treats, are ideal for making desserts that contain different elements. This is exactly what Michel Willaume set out to demonstrate in a work that blends the flavours of pistaccio, cherry and chocolate.
Claire Damon, the French pastry chef, from Des Gâteaux et Du Pain (Paris) serves up her own homage to the strawberry in so good.. magazine #12. Her creation is fresh, natural and colourful and the strawberry is present in four variations: compote, clafoutis, crémeaux and bavarois. It is a spectacular work and you will find it in so good… magazine #12, next to two other very special creations.
“You can never beat the classics”, John Kraus says, “Paris Brest, Tart Tatin, Millefeuille, Brioche Polonaise, Lemon Tart: that is the beauty of pastry.” With this simple but brilliantly executed philosophy, we welcome him to the pages of SG#11, where he offers us his most recent creations, as elegant and inimitable as this Lemon Tart.
“For me the most important factor in creating new products is to first analyze why a product can be a hit or not.” Eric Bertoia shared with us (So Good..#4) this outstanding plated dessert served at Daniel Bouloud’s from New York. From jellying the cranberries to showing how a milk meringue can be made, nothing is missing of his detailed explanation.
Miguel Sierra participated in the “Crème Caramel” challenge in So Good.. #10 with this innovative recipe. As the egg is the key protagonist in this ubiquitous dessert, the pastry chef from Asturias decided to focus on one of the main foods in the feeding of the hen – corn – to reform the recipe with an original blend of flavours and presentation.
Guillaume Mabilleau, MOF patissier and owner of Nuances Gourmandes, showed Féérie Ivoire recipe at So Good.. Magazine #9, a Lemon sponge cake, cassis and raspberry compote, vainilla mousse and ivoire glossy glaze.
There is no or very little use in winning a prestigious competition if then one does not have the will and resolution to face the day-by-day challenge. This is not the case of the Dutch chef Frank Haasnoot, brilliant winner of the latest World Chocolate Masters edition, who has not ceased to grow professionally after obtaining the title.
The Roca brothers are in fashion. Their know-how and tenacity have led them to the very top, a well-deserved success which the youngest of the brothers –Jordi Roca, responsible for the desserts station at ‘El Celler’- has decisively contributed to. From so good.. magazine, we would like to congratulate him and celebrate by ‘savoring’ one of his most refreshing desserts from his latest creative phase, published in So Good #7.
Few things can fill us with as much satisfaction as realizing that the fruits we planted in the heart of this magazine one day –even in its literal meaning, as it was the case of the article on Josep Maria Rodríguez’s La Pastisseria and his cherry (cirera) [so good..magazine #8] – suddenly bloom in the hands of somebody else who took it as a source of inspiration and a challenge to improve their own skills.
Now that autumn has arrived, the Belgian chef Jean-Philippe Darcis is preparing his latest macaroon collection to be sold at his stores all over the world. This year, the highlight is a macaroon inspired by the popular Petit Beurre cookie, which the firm Lu now owns. Years ago, its popularity first crossed the French borders and quickly spread worldwide thanks to a simple recipe based on butter, flour, sugar and milk.
In the spring, the tastiest and most delicate varieties of beet are obtained. That very delicate taste is the same that one can find in this singular dessert by Jordi Roca, pastry chef at Celler de Can Roca (Girona, Spain), included in so good.. magazine #4.
Éclairs still rule. More and more, an increasing number of pastry chefs design and present collections based on this classic elaboration. Here we revive Michel Willaume’s floral variety of éclairs, published in So Good.. magazine #2. Raspberry éclair with rose
Only a few things are needed to give ice cream a new appearance. A basic procedure typical from the chocolate technique is enough to be able to make the format evolve easily towards anything we can imagine. Wrapping a grapefruit and jasmine sorbet scoop in a white chocolate spherical lattice is a funny, surprising, even ground-breaking way to eat it.
In the previous post we showed the Nouba bonbon presented by Marco Cossio at the US Pastry Competition. Now we bring you his Alegria entremet recipe. Enjoy it.
The famous Rio Carnival is coming up soon (March 5th – 8th), we take the opportunity to show a recipe by Flavio Federico. He is one of the most refined and renowned chefs in Brazil and presents us these fantastic Caipirinha Macarons. Sweet Carnival!
Well-known French pastry chef Michel Willaume, winner of the World’s Pastry Championship alongside the US team in 2001, is the author of this ‘turrón’ – so appropriate now that Christmas is coming. Unlike Montelimar’s famous variety, Willaume’s nougat contains a balanced proportion of almonds and pistachios.
It is time for chestnuts. A good way of conserving this fruit so that it may be consumed year round is by transforming it into preserves. Ramon Morató, well-known master chocolatier, has undergone a profound study on the creation of artisanal preserves which is presented here and now. And as an example, a very appropriate jam for this season is chestnut and anise preserves.