14th of May 2018: A Workshop with ‘Fou de Pâtisserie’ Magazine

Last 14th of May, we held the third ‘Fou de Pâtisserie’ workshop with some of the most famous pastry chefs of the moment Gilles MarchalPatrick Roger et Philippe Conticini. An exceptional day in a breath-taking Parisian apartment (one place our guests know well now) as well as in Patrick Roger’s laboratory in Sceaux, right outside of Paris.

The day for our 11 worldwide participants started with a breakfast tasting: chef Gilles Marchal brought some of his delicious pastries and then initiated a masterclass with one of his well-know and delicious dessert: the strawberry Charlotte.

I, then, had the great pleasure to teach our guests about food photography and styling before we all head to lunch. After this small break, we left for Patrick Roger’s laboratory to meet with the reknown pastry chef and his team. In this prestigious place, we could taste some of his delicious chocolates and also learn a lot about the chocolate making process.

The end of the afternoon was about meeting with world-known chef Philippe Conticini who held a masterclass with his scrumptious and famous hazelnut and praliné dessert. Before heading back home with numerous gifts, we could share an aperitif with the chef and the whole team.

I am, again,beyond proud to have co-organized and co-animated this one-of-a-kind workshop  and I am so glad to have shared those moments with passionate and enthusiastic guests.  I was blown away by the kindness and availability of the chefs towards our guests. And I cannot insist on the real admiration that I have for their unique savoir-faire. I hope this post and those pictures can show some of the wonders they have created and the greatness we’ve all shared.

I would like to thank our wonderful partners (tiptoedesign Microplane International / Vahlrona / La Pâtisserie des Rêves / Dammann Frères / Confiture Parisienne /Champagne Collet / Silikomart /Marlettecake /Guinguette d’Angèle /the ceramists Olivia Pellerin et Agnes Audras Ceramique) as well as one of my favorite florists Pedro Domingues Fleurs, who knows what a beautiful flower is.

The next workshop is on the 30th of May with Mr Pierre Hermé. Follow my IG or @foudepatisserie account for more info. You can also write an email to redaction@foudepatisserie.fr for more information.