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The influence of Relais Desserts -

Everybody knows it by now: for the last few years, pastry has become extremely popular like gastronomy before it; a world constantly abuzz with a now borderless aura. The proof lays with Pierre Hermé, named “World’s Best Pastry Chef” in 2016 by the “World’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy”, Hermé who last February made macaroons for the French astronaut Thomas Pesquet’s birthday,... ...

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Nantes Spring Meeting -

This year, the Relais Desserts Pastry chefs met in Nantes (France) during four sunny days in April. Just like for every Rencontres Internationales (International Meeting), it was the time for exchanges and creations, in pleasurable, convivial and fun surroundings, Vincent Guerlais’ –a facetious palate teaser-- typical brand.   This puckish master of sweets from Nantes, used to a... ...

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CRAZY ABOUT CHOCOLATE -

Chocolate manufacturers master perfectly the creation of ganache, bonbons and bars starting with vintage chocolate masses that are worked with taste and high technology, but today several Relais Desserts “chocolatiers” have the ambition to take it further. Let’s head to what the Americans have cleverly called “bean-to-bar”, a few nice books too… and several chocolate... ...

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Caramel in all its forms -

Chewy or hard, caramel is a timeless treat. And so, the Relais Desserts pastry chefs adapt it wonderfully to many of their creations: in papillotes, spreads, in the heart of entremets or chocolate bonbons, even frozen… Then, all you have to do is give in to this confectionary sweet childhood reminder. A treat that has crossed continents and centuries; invented by the Arabs and discovered in... ...

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Macaroon’s Day 2017 -

This year, the Relais Desserts pastry chefs inaugurated a new gourmet rendezvous with “Know-How’s Day”. An exceptional day, set on March 16, during which the cream of French pastry wished to exchange with and pass its know-how on to sweets’ aficionados in a cozy setting. Workshops, lectures and tastings were precious moments preceding the celebration of Macaroon’s Day, which celebrated... ...

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