Second trip and second serving of chocolate cultivated and made in Vietnam! After travelling to Vietnam, I tested the different chocolates in several recipes, including this (very smooth) chocolate cheesecake that I glazed with an olive oil and chocolate glaze. The base of the cake (or tart) is made of sweet dough and black olive … Read more
Between May 21st and May 25th the season will be just right to whip up an array of cakes, pastries, cookies and other desserts at the Ritz Carlton Osaka, in Japan. Seasonal ingredients include cherries, strawberries and the amazing Miyasaki Mango! For your eyes only, here is a little glance of what we’re going to put … Read more
Pumpkin pie: A concept unknown to my palate until I first moved to the United States of America to work back in 1998, in Colorado Springs. (yes!) And not far behind the unknown pie, there was Thanksgiving, of which I had never heard of. To put things into context, yes, I was literally coming down … Read more
I have been thinking for a while on how to start this post. It’s always the same with intense moments… so I guess the best way is to say it simply: Yesterday was officially my last working day at the Four Seasons Hotel! Yes, I am embarking in a new fantastic adventure, chasing my lifelong … Read more
In the world of French language the word “cake” doesn’t refer to your typical kind of layered cream cake, but rather to a pound cake. The quatre quarts cake, absolute epicenter of the French cake culture is what you learn to bake when you grow up along ironing and sewing (yes! I did sew some … Read more
Images are worth a thousand words; and here is yet another spectacular modeling work, full of details, from our team around Toy Story for a little 2 years old girl!
During my apprenticeship (many moons ago) one very popular petit gateau was called Japonais, which literally translates in English as “Japanese”. The other day, I was reading random tweets and found one speaking of that very same Japonais pastry. I was so surprised that someone actually still talks about it! I did a quick search … Read more
Merry Christmas everyone! For Christmas, we’ve hosted a massive charity event in our ballroom and it feels really good to work for a good cause, even if you’re away from your family. This year, we did setup a Panettone table where we carved out giants weighing 10 kilos each! Absolutely superb quality, served with sabayon … Read more
In Chinese culture, birthdays are often celebrated with Longevity Gods. In this case it’s a lady celebrating her birthday, thus the Longevity Goddess, presented amongst lucky peaches which are also synonymous of long life!
I wouldn’t know what’s the smell in Santa Klaus’s house, but I think it’s not far from the smell we have in our pastry at the moment. The air is filled with spices scent, chefs have gingerbread dough sticking everywhere on their hands… The apple cider is boiling and the orange skin for the mulled … Read more
Dr. Stanley Ho’s 90th Birthday events press coverage… Some more photos on Joel’s Chan Weibo page…
A little post to showcase our team’s modeling art work. A guest asked us for a few cakes for her kid’s birthday party and as usual, we’ve taken things very seriously, yet we had so much fun. I am fairly sure the kids will have their eyes wide open when the cakes are presented; and … Read more
The latest issue of the great Pastry and Baking magazine is out and with it, a massive coverage on our pastry work – I am truly lucky to have such a dream team working with me! :) Thank you Pastry & Baking magazine!