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Kerry Beal

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Dinner much better - a Breton creperie 

 

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sweet cider

 

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@Alleguede‘s second - notice the cream on the plate and the missing cream from my plate

 

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11 hours ago, Kerry Beal said:

 

@Alleguede‘s second - notice the cream on the plate and the missing cream from my plate

 

 

Just ask.  Most Parisian waiters would be more than happy to serve you a cheese, bacon and Chantilly galette :D

 

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@Kerry BealHave you seen this?  Apparently he came second in the junior heats...

 

That's one of the best chocolate and sugar pieces I've ever seen.  And, if I'm not mistaken, there are three full-size cakes on it too.

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44 minutes ago, jmacnaughtan said:

@Kerry BealHave you seen this?  Apparently he came second in the junior heats...

 

That's one of the best chocolate and sugar pieces I've ever seen.  And, if I'm not mistaken, there are three full-size cakes on it too.

Wow! Didn’t see that 

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38 minutes ago, Amy D. said:

Sorry if taking this offtopic Kerry but I recieved an email on the chocilate masters and thought this might interest some here   https://www.worldchocolatemasters.com/showpiece-votes

Interesting - didn’t realize you could vote. I nearly cried yesterday for the fellow who’s truck fell off the piece while he was assembling and the other fellow who was struggling to finish on time,

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I'm not surprised the tension must be high when they are doing such detailed work. They are impressive pieces.

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Another anxiety provoking day today at the WCM - poor fellow I was feeling sorry for after yesterday had an even rougher day today. You could see the spirit just go out of him after the first of three tasks this morning. 

 

In better news - the two EZtemper owners of the group both made it among the 10 finalists that will compete tomorrow.

 

Dinner tonight at Boulom - a French 'all you can eat' place. Who should we run into there but our Chicago Cacaobarry connection - the one who had arranged our cocoa butter and chocolate which turned out to be a container of cacao mass and several American chocolatiers who were being brought to enjoy the Salon. 

 

 

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So you start at the front entrance where a delightful hostess cuts you several kinds of bread for your basket - then leads you back to the seating area where you find an embarrassment of traditional French foods to chose from (read gorge on).

 

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rillettes are brought to the table to accompany croutons

 

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some salads

 

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Some crustaceans and molluscs

 

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cut your own Bayonne ham

 

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. carpaccio like dish with pomegranate seeds

 

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Deviled eggs

 

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the terrines 

 

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the hots 

 

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There was a cheese board with some ossu iraty that I would have enjoyed - but I was too replete after dinner and dessert (not shown)


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2 hours ago, Kerry Beal said:

Another anxiety provoking day today at the WCM - poor fellow I was feeling sorry for after yesterday had an even rougher day today. You could see the spirit just go out of him after the first of three tasks this morning. 

 

In better news - the two EZtemper owners of the group both made it among the 10 finalists that will compete tomorrow.

 

Dinner tonight at Boulom - a French 'all you can eat' place. Who should we run into there but our Chicago Cacaobarry connection - the one who had arranged our cocoa butter and chocolate which turned out to be a container of cacao mass and several American chocolatiers who were being brought to enjoy the Salon. 

 

 

 IMG_3140.thumb.jpg.f899f79e97d43153d46a61b9b20dc09e.jpg

 

So you start at the front entrance where a delightful hostess cuts you several kinds of bread for your basket - then leads you back to the seating area where you find an embarrassment of traditional French foods to chose from (read gorge on).

 

IMG_3146.thumb.jpg.4e11ea3c85f038c03f6a61e71ff5111b.jpg

 

IMG_3147.thumb.jpg.ced8baa4fef082327e85b1904fbd61b4.jpg

 

rillettes are brought to the table to accompany croutons

 

IMG_3148.thumb.jpg.3de6bc303972832aa5cc0d864535d1dd.jpg

 

some salads

 

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Some crustaceans and molluscs

 

IMG_3150.thumb.jpg.ae4bd6429a76584d50fed35c507aa710.jpg

 

cut your own Bayonne ham

 

IMG_3151.thumb.jpg.50a7bf4e366e1d22454009dedf77083f.jpg

 

. carpaccio like dish with pomegranate seeds

 

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Deviled eggs

 

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the terrines 

 

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the hots 

 

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There was a cheese board with some ossu iraty that I would have enjoyed - but I was too replete after dinner and dessert (not shown)

 

Goodness.  That is unlike any "buffet/all you can eat place" I've ever seen.  Amazing.

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Oh, dear God. Just kill me now.

 

That looks marvelous.

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Don't ask. Eat it.

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Sorry - crazy day yesterday - collapsed into bed when we got home.

 

Dinner last night after the gala (not great food - all fish as far as I could determine) was at the Big Fernand - where you can get a rare burger.

 

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Starting our day back in civies - here plus Mora and Deco Relief. @Alleguede is carrying 12 kg of powdered stuff. 

 

Hiked over to the shop of Cedric Grolet - now we wait in line.

 

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5 hours ago, Kerry Beal said:

Sorry - crazy day yesterday - collapsed into bed when we got home.

 

Dinner last night after the gala (not great food - all fish as far as I could determine) was at the Big Fernand - where you can get a rare burger.

 

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We have a branch in HK ... rare veal burger with blue cheese - yummy !

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12 hours ago, Kerry Beal said:

Sorry - crazy day yesterday - collapsed into bed when we got home.

 

Dinner last night after the gala (not great food - all fish as far as I could determine) was at the Big Fernand - where you can get a rare burger.

 

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Fish?

 

Edit:  Never mind.  Lack of reading comprehension soon after falling out of bed.  Apparently the fish was at the gala.  And now in a few moments I am off to an annual gala where there will indeed be fish (salmon) and more than adequate amounts of wine.

 

 


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@Kerry Beal so your guys with ez tempers were 2 & 3?  Swiss guy had an unfair advantage due to having chocolate running through his veins.  New tag line: if you can’t be Swiss, EZ temper 😂

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11 hours ago, pastrygirl said:

@Kerry Beal so your guys with ez tempers were 2 & 3?  Swiss guy had an unfair advantage due to having chocolate running through his veins.  New tag line: if you can’t be Swiss, EZ temper 😂

Oh my god I love it! He really did have a wonderful support team behind him - cowbells were constantly ringing out when anything he did was noticed. He seems a genuinely nice guy. 

 

My guys with EZtempers were 2 and 6. Let me see if I can get a few pictures posted this morning that I haven't had time to before. (they might have made it to Instagram I must confess)

 

 

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Here is Vincent Vallee checking out the EZtemper on the workbench of Florent Cheveau.

 

 

 

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Torr Stubbe had his tucked under the bench. 

 

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Day 1 of the competition we have Florent using one of the EZtempers provided for all the candidates to use. He used it to temper his chocolate then to stabilize the ganache for his Or Noir piece.

 

 

 

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And here we have Jérôme Landrieu showing the EZtemper to a jury member and another Cacao Barry Ambassador

 

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Last night we were treated to dinner by Renee of Chocolat-chocolat and her husband. A delightful evening with great conversation and excellent food. I don't have the name of the restaurant - but it appeared to be a husband and wife - he was back of house, she was front - served about 30 covers without batting an eye all by herself.

 

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Terrine of mushroom and fig for me.

 

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Snails for Rodney. I hadn't worked myself up to taking pictures of Renee and Maurice's food until the mains arrived.

 

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Paella for me.

 

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Nice chunk of beef for @Alleguede

 

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Pear Clafoutis for me

 

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Glace for @Alleguede

 

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I believe this was a tiramisu variation

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