I wanted to post before I leave for Asia tomorrow~
I'm obsessed with these two songs.Ellie Goulding-Black+GoldEllie Goulding-Starry Eyed
Yesterday my sister, my mom, a family friend and I were lucky enough to get a private pastry-making demonstration from Johnny Iuzzini
, head pastry-chef at the famous restaurant Jean-Georges
. This guy is adorable. I think I'm in love; he's cute, nice, and damn is he good with his hands. @w@ (Good lord maybe I should lock this entry) He taught us how to make cheesecake (ok, fancy little flat french cheesecake squares), strawberry sorbet, vanilla ice cream, and Jean Georges' signature molten chocolate cake. Actually, my favorite thing was the sorbet. It was pretty simple--sugar, strawberries, red wine, lemon, and vanilla bean. The texture was so smooth, apparently because of the wine, and the flavor was amazing. I need to buy his cookbook. (I'm so stupid, why didn't I buy it before and have him sign it?) Also, I'm going to have to suck it up and start using vanilla beans. They make such a huge difference. (They're also hugely expensive.)
When everything was done, we got to arrange the desserts (ok, copy his arrangement) and eat them.
shitty cell phone pic. I should have taken a picture of his. We couldn't even scoop out the ice cream like he did. I wish I could take pastry-making lessons! And I wish I had an excuse
for making ridiculously extravagant pastries...
We talked about depachika in Japan (lol) and he sent me some restaurant recommendations for Tokyo. But we can't afford most of them. owo;; He also told us about his upcoming series on the history channel. It's going to be about him and a group of other chefs trying to recreate historical cuisine, like ancient Roman banquets and stuff, using only the ingredients and tools they had back then. Sounds so cool right? Keep an eye out for it.
Oh, and we met THE Jean-Georges on our way out! He was like, the most polished little French chef man I've ever seen. ;w;
Bought a new jacket. It's my favorite thing in my closet now.( Collapse )