It’s not everyday one has a significant birthday. To celebrate, a French birthday gateau was ordered from extraordinary Belgium chef Didier Lannoote.
However, when we came to collect our Chocolate Raspberry and Fresh Creme Mousse it wasn’t ready. What ensued was an amazing birthday surprise as we watched a master turn plain into wonderful in less than five minutes. Here’s how …
Despite it already looking heavenly, Belgium pastry chef Didier Lannoote has not quite finished the birthday gateau when we arrive.
With only five minutes to spare his artistic hands begin to move skillfully over the smooth glaze.
Under pressure, a little drama breaks out in the kitchen. Boxes go flying and staff are barked at …
So we decide to look at the chandelier.
But only for a moment … as we peek back into the kitchen the gateau is taking on a life of its own.
And within five tiny minutes it’s voila! Bon anniversaire.
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