A new 13 part television series Amour et Pâtisserie (The Pâtisserie with No Name) has been released to critical rave reviews in Taiwan. Introducing well known half French half Taiwanese actress Sandrine Pinna as Tian Tian a no-nonsense prickly pastry chef, the story follows her character as she returns from Paris to open a French Pâtisserie in a small alley in Taiwan. The Pâtisserie has no name, no sign and no menus. She will only make three types of desserts per day depending on her mood and nobody knows her past or the secrets beneath her cold demeanour.
Beautifully filmed in and around Paris and Taiwan, and featuring the Le Cordon Bleu campus in episode six, this delightful series highlights the prestige training of Chefs who train at Le Cordon Bleu. Entering this world is Tian Tian, a mysterious character whose excellence and eccentricity is evident in her pâtisserie creations. Featuring scenes of the Le Cordon Bleu cooking school and Chef Jean-Jacques Tranchant the introduction to this program is a foodie’s paradise with spectacular baking scenes.
Moving to Taiwan the series takes a hilarious turn as Tian Tian’s Pâtisserie attracts a handsome newcomer who stays on to help. With his arrival the Pâtisserie thrives and Tian Tian’s demeanour changes until a famous pastry chef returns from Paris and disrupts everything... Will she face her past, where will her future be? Why did the cheery guy arrive at the Pâtisserie in the first place? Who can heal the girl’s heart?
With worldwide screening rights to be finalised, make sure to watch out for this stunningly filmed romantic comedy featuring some of the most beautifully shot baking creations. A must see for lovers of baking!
Currently screening weekly in Taiwan, with plans to screen on Fox Channel in September.
Would you like to help someone’s dream to open up their own Pâtisserie just like Tien Tien? Le Cordon Bleu Taiwan has been running a unique competition offering aspiring chefs the opportunity to win a scholarship to one of four campuses. Over 60 videos have now been submitted, and while the competition is closed there is still the opportunity until July 5th for the general public to vote for their favourite video entry. The top 5 videos selected by the general public together with the top 10 selected by the Le Cordon Bleu judges will then be invited to cook their feature dishes for our judges in order to get through to the final round. The final 5 finalists will then have the opportunity to train with our Masterchef’s, Chef Eric Bédiat and Chef Jean-Jacques Tranchant.
So if you would like to choose which video you think should win, please visit Le Cordon Bleu Taiwan website now to cast your vote! Anyone who votes for one of the videos will go in to the draw to win one of 50 free Le Cordon Bleu prizes or to attend the final stage, so don’t wait, get on to the site and cast your vote…