As the executive pastry chef at the très chic Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Patrick Lassaque is accustomed to marrying his eccentric gourmet tastes with the traditional treats customers crave. Rather than filling his éclairs with exotic violet cream, hell concede to popular demand and use white chocolate instead. Aspiring cooks with a sweet tooth can learn the culinary secrets of this pastry master at todays free cooking demonstration. Lassaque will create warm chocolate cake with sweet guacamole made with the perfect balance of avocado and banana. The charming Frenchman is fully prepared for the response of conservative confectionary lovers. Theyre gonna be like, whoa! Is this guy okay? He is French, so maybe thats why, Lassaque laughs. The dessert sounds kind of weird, but I guarantee you will like it.
Try a unique sweet this afternoon at 1:00 at the Macys Home Gallery in the Dadeland Mall. Call 305-577-2296.
Sat., April 15