Going to Vietnam, chasing the origin of chocolate, was all nice and beautiful, but then I had to find what to do with it! I received a kilo of single origin Vietnam chocolate, vintage 2010, with 72% cocoa content and after having tasted it, I found that the flavors were very gentle and subtle, yet … Read more

Summer Sundae 2013 Preview

April 23rd, 2013 | Posted by greg in Daily life... - (3 Comments)

We’re still baking rhubarb tarts and starting to tackle Gariguette strawberries, but it’s never too late to get ready with our Summer Sundae; a few photos to keep your taste buds chilled this summer! If you look at the back of the affogato you will spot a basket of vanilla chouquette, made with the best … Read more

We’ve planted our Easter garden!

March 14th, 2013 | Posted by greg in Daily life... - (9 Comments)

A few weeks ago, we’ve planted a few seeds of a very special crop, a crop that makes people happy! If flowers could grow in deliciousness, this is what they would look like; we’ve grown carrot cake flowers! This Easter, we are taking a different look at the classic cupcakes. And different is the least … Read more

Elisa, the mastermind behind the feel-good effect at Arwana Estate says it herself: “When you step into your villa, you feel like home!” And that’s really and understatement to the point where when you come back from busy Seminyak, you feel like you are in an oasis of calm and luxury. Water is omnipresent, from … Read more

LAYERS launch at Towngas!

January 14th, 2013 | Posted by greg in Books | Classes & Demo | Daily life... - (0 Comments)

On January 27th, we will be launching my latest book LAYERS at Towngas Cooking Center! During the 1.5 hours demonstration organized by my publisher Wan Li Book, I will show and explain 2 recipes from the book; the mango pecan mille-feuille and Vianna’s Egg Benedict! There is space for 70 people (they can accommodate so … Read more

Hong Kong Tatler Best Pastry Chef 2013

November 27th, 2012 | Posted by greg in Daily life... - (16 Comments)

There was never and there still isn’t a day where my team let me down. To receive such an award and recognition from the well-regarded Hong Kong Tatler is a true honor, a kind of achievement accomplished over so many late nights and early mornings during the past 20 years of my career, including 8 … Read more

Marou – Faiseurs de Chocolat

September 25th, 2012 | Posted by greg in Daily life... - (0 Comments)

MAROU! A brand new and fresh look to quality chocolate is the least to say! With all the big brands monopolizing the market of upscale chocolate, Marou brings us a fresh and nice look to the food of Gods. Everything about Marou is from Vietnam and as surprising as it sounds, the team at Marou … Read more

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