Calling all cake connoisseurs and GBBO wannabes – the three Michelin star Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester are opening up their kitchen to teach willing participants how to master the art of making choux pastry.
It’s notoriously difficult – even the most experienced chefs baulk at the idea of making their own and most recipes suggest you buy shop bought BUT if you can master choux, we really think you could rustle up anything!
You’ll be in the capable hands of Executive Chef Jean-Philippe Blondet and Pastry Chef Thibault Hauchard, who will guide you through the complex process of creating the perfect choux. They demoed three classic French pastries (and made it look easy!) before we followed suit. We began with the ‘gougères’, baked savoury cheese puffs; turned our hand to the ‘chouquettes’, delicate sweet choux sprinkled with coarse sugar; and finished with a chocolate filled ‘choux au craquelin’, a sweet choux puff filled with chocolate cream and topped with a thin layer of crumble.
You really do feel like you’re getting a money can’t buy experience – which is very nearly the case. This extremely exclusive one-off masterclass will take place on Monday 29th October, with just six places available. The day starts with tea or coffee and pastries and you’ll be able to take home boxes of your creations to show off your new skills to friends and family. Credit cards at the ready! You’ll have to be quick and lucky to get a place on the course.
Date: Monday 29th October, 2018
Price: £250 pp
Timing: 9am – 12noon
For booking inquiries, please contact the reservations team on +44 (0)207 629 8866 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org