Hotel de L'Europe
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... then proceeded to demonstrate a few 'over the top' presentation techniques that illustrate the precision, creativity and finesse exhibited by professional pastry chefs.
Sidney put a layer of glaze on Tuesday's layered mousse dessert that looked like a chocolate mirror. All of the components that we have been working on over the course of the week are starting to come together. Can't wait for the grande finale tomorrow night!!!
... was spent learning the fundamentals of chocolate including tempering, molding, ganache, mousse and stenciling. Taste testing different varieties illustrated the remarkable differences that the location of growth, preparation and concentration have on the taste and impact of chocolate.
... pastry was used to create a classic Napolean (or Mille-feuille). After lamb shanks (in Morrocan inspired sauce, falling off the bone) the passion fruit creme brulee was served with a raspberry sorbet - the contrasting flavours played beautifully against each other. To me, a well prepared creme brulee is absolute and undeniable perfection.
What a fantastic first day!
After a breakfast of freshly baked croissant, aromatic French cheese and saucisson, we dove right into making a praline pastry cream.
What followed was a tour of the major players of French pastry - puff pastry, pate sablee (to make a creme brûlée tart), choux pastry, profiteroles and crouqembouche. We even made a sourdough base bread (from apples!) to use later in the ...
... the " royal city " a walled area enclosing chateau, church , some houses and the medieval keep. We spent some time in the chateau not being able to make head or tail of the map which turned out to be for the keep a very satisfactory set of dungeons towers and good ramparts etc 200 meters away just had time to see it all before closing. We need cash for the Paris apartment & my card was rejected at the ATM the bank lady told us it was blocked , this was 5 minutes after using it to ...