Friday, March 20, 2009

Three master chefs to host workshop at
The French Pastry School

The French Pastry School of Chicago will play host to three master chefs for an intensive, two-day workshop on June 26 and 27 examining specialty aspects of pastry making called "Spanish Celebrity 'Fiesta.'" Students will watch multiple demonstrations by the chefs and taste their creations.

The two chefs who will teach the workshop are: chef Paco Torreblanca and chef Oriol Balaguer. Torreblanca (photo below), chef/owner of PastelerĂ­a Totel, an exporter of baked goods and desserts in Alicante, Galicia, Spain, will demonstrate entremets, tartes and petits gateaux, which illustrate techniques he presents in his new book, Paco Torreblanca Vol. 2.

Balaguer (photo below) , chef/owner of the pastry and confectionary studio Chocolate Studio in Barcelona, will focus on chocolate candies, petits fours, pound cake, confectionary, plated desserts and ice cream. Balaguer opened Chocolate Studio in 2002 after working as the pastry chef at El Bulli in Roses, Spain.

Celebrity chef and restaurateur Rick Bayless (photo below), of Frontera Grill and Topolobampo in Chicago, will prepare lunch each day for workshop attendees.

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