Last Sunday, we checked out the savour chocolate and patisserie school open day. I have always wanted to do one of the classes offered here but a mixture of my heavy work schedule, an oversaturated market of gourmet chocolate and tight funds, limit it mostly to fantasy. That said, when stepping into the small showspace on Sunday afternoon we were met with an inviting aroma, ornate creations (most of them edible!) and quite a crowd even though it was almost at the day's end. Unfortunately, that meant there was also a limit to the taste testing opportunities but it was still a buzz to taste the chocolate raspberry ganache, even if the kiddies were greedily hanging around the ice cream! ;p
After all that, I was seriously considering volunteering as a professional taste tester/critic for the school (it's pure altriusm I tell you!), but I think most of the people there were on the same wavelength!
Okay, so this little diversion has me wondering if a career change is in order- love cooking (when I get a chance, there's so much to learn and too many failures haunt me still!), love my food and art (and aesthetics is very important!) so if there are any wonderful potential benefactors out there who want to send me to Paris for an apprenticeship in confectionery making please contact me!
Otherwise, I thoroughly recommend you check out the school's website they have many worthy foodperve moments in the gallery!!!