Without a doubt, I have always misunderstood persimmon. It probably comes from my stay in some nice hotel in South East Asia where unripe persimmon were placed in my room as an amenity many years ago. Not knowing what these were and dressed with the same immaculate color as the well known orange, I sliced … Read more
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYBODY!!! 2012 has been the year of all superlatives. It seems the stars had their eyes on me at all time… I even won a prize at a Christmas lucky draw! Can you imagine? This never happened to me, ever… To wrap up the year, here is a little recap of what … Read more
Like with most things in life, there are moments where you feel the passion within and the genuine interest in matters. At times, when writers come to visit us to learn about a certain topic, I feel like it almost turns to boredom for them, no matter how exciting we try to make it, maybe … Read more
Usually, I am not the greatest fan of macerated fruits/jam/brandy sort of recipes, but we gave some thoughts to that one; made with fresh poached pears has a nice fruity side to it that fits every festive occasion. Happy days! :) I shared the recipe in a video for Tatler’s Epicurean Express here, take a … Read more
There are traditions that tend to become boring, but others, like the Christmas tree or the Gingerbread House that tend to make our inner child come out with jellyfish eyes every year! It took our team about 2 weeks to build the actual house but many more days to think it through.
Friday 30th of December, just after the news at one, I’ll have the honor to be the guest of star host Crystal Kwok for her live show “Kwok Talk” on RTHK3 – and let me tell you, I’d better be ready to talk! Whilst a more visual broadcast (hint hint) is on its way, I … Read more
Right on time, and after countless hours of swimming in gingerbread spices, icing sugar and marzipan, our very own gingerbread town is now on display!
Sunday morning, as I walk down to the plaza, the sun is shining. Yet the strong northerly wind blowing on my face reminds me that the thermometer doesn’t go much higher than a shy 8 degrees on that day. I thought it couldn’t be possible with our Christmas media party coming up the next day! … Read more
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
Like turkey for Thanksgiving, gingerbread houses are some sort of lurking tradition, kind of a must have somewhere in a hotel during Christmas… nor at least if you are not adhering to the concept, (at least) 85 other people will remind you about it! :) Mark, our passionate Head Baker, spent fruitful efforts on … Read more
Ok… it’s probably a classic by now and yes, Christmas is ‘always’ the same… so how about making it more fun? Below are some of our Christmas cupcakes we will do starting next month – those are Red Velvet cakes – and no, Santa wasn’t hurt or mistreated in the making of those cupcakes :)