Thursday, May 28, 2009

Pastry chef Henry wows the crowd at Louisville charity event

Robert Henry, executive pastry chef of The Bakery at Sullivan University in Louisville, Ky., let the bourbon flow with the chocolate showpiece he created for a benefit event at the Family Scholar House. The Family Scholar House supports single parents working toward college degrees.

(l to r) chef Robert Henry and The Bakery intern Brad Stout

The May 14 event, called Perfect Pairings, featured bourbon tastings from three Kentucky distilleries and chocolate treats from Louisville candy makers. Henry's fountain showpiece, which took two hours to assemble on site, was modeled in the style of the staves of a bourbon barrel. It featured chocolate cups filled with bourbon-marinated cherries. Color on the chocolate base and flowers was achieved using tinted cocoa butter.