Ritz-Carlton Magazine - Fall 2013 - (Page 128)

CAKE-OFF! C re at i ng a w o r l d -Cham pio n C ho Co l at e Ca k e re q ui re s 2 0 Chef s, a g r an d j u ry a nd a str o ke o f g en iu s by Lauren SandLer PHOTOGraPHS by danieL bedeLL i was told there’d be cake. But I’m not sure I understood quite how much cake I was in for, for just how significant the cake would be, when I was invited to a tasting to determine what confection would represent The Ritz-Carlton as the signature dessert. I arrive in the pastry kitchen of the The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner near Washington, D.C., which is helmed by the incontestably handsome and fearless French pâtissier Frederic Barasse. He had to be fearless with the task ahead of him (good looks weren’t going to help). Barasse had been given 128 w w w. r i t z c a r lt o n . c o m 20 recipes from chefs around the world. His mission: to take a few common ingredients and execute each chef’s vision to the letter as an entry in a competition to determine the signature cake. A cake worthy of presentation at every birthday or anniversary. A cake that could travel home as a delightful and still-fresh boxed gift. And a cake that carries the history of The Ritz-Carlton itself on its sugared shoulders. Let me tell you a story: In 1880, a Frenchman invented a new liqueur, flavored boldly with orange. Parisian fashion at the time favored the http://WWW.RITZCARLTON.COM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Ritz-Carlton Magazine - Fall 2013

Ritz-Carlton Magazine - Fall 2013
Contents
Contributors
Editor’s Letter
President’s Letter
Falling in Love With ... Barcelona
Design
Shopping
Beauty
Gifts
Jewelry
Watches
Behind the Scenes
Family
Local Knowledge
Outdoors
As It Was
Culinary
Let Us Stay With You
Heritage

Ritz-Carlton Magazine - Fall 2013

http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/mcmurry/ritzcarltonexperience_2014summer
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/mcmurry/ritzcarltonmag_2014winter-ch
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/mcmurry/ritzcarltonmag_2014winter
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/mcmurry/ritzcarltonmag_2013fall-ch
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/mcmurry/ritzcarltonmag_2013fall
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/mcmurry/ritzcarltonmag_2013summer-ch
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/mcmurry/ritzcarltonmag_2013summer
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/mcmurry/ritzcarltonmag_2013spring-ch
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/mcmurry/ritzcarltonmag_2013spring
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/mcmurry/ritzcarltonmag_2013winter-ch
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/mcmurry/ritzcarltonmag_2013winter
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/mcmurry/ritzcarltonmag_2012fall-ch
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/mcmurry/ritzcarltonmag_2012fall
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/mcmurry/ritzcarltonmag_2012summer-ch
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/mcmurry/ritzcarltonmag_2012summer
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/mcmurry/ritzcarltonmag_2012spring-ch
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/mcmurry/ritzcarltonmag_2012spring
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/mcmurry/ritzcarltonmag_2012winter-ch
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/mcmurry/ritzcarltonmag_2012winter
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/mcmurry/ritzcarltonmag_2011fall-ch
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/mcmurry/ritzcarltonmag_2011fall
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/mcmurry/ritzcarltonmag_2011summer
http://www.nxtbookMEDIA.com