Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Illinois ICES Day of Sharing

LCB Chicago hosts the ICES Spring Day of Sharing with a daffodil gumpaste demo from Diane Ahrens, a hands on demo  with our newest adjunst instructor, Jing Palasigue CMSA, and a techniques demo  and tasting of 4 types of buttercream:  swiss, italian, french and american by Chef Cara Benski-McPhee. The entire baking and pastry team cooked and served a French lunch of Salade Nicoise, Boeuf Bourguignon, crepes: savory, vegetarian and suzette, potatoes dauphinoise, a medley of roasted fennel bulb, zucchini, red pepper, aubergines, asparagus, a cheese and fruit platter accompanied by brioche rolls and baguettes. Earlier in the morning, breakfast was composed of croissants, pain au chocolat,  brioche bread pudding and  fresh fruits.