Le Cordon Bleu Paris welcomes the winner of the Kids Pâtissier competition
The Kids Pâtissier competition, held in Japan every year, is proof of the current pastry craze that is sweeping through the younger generation in the Land of the Rising Sun.
During the competition, in which 500 Japanese children aged 7 – 12 took part, each participant made a pastry which was then examined by the jury.
The competition, in its 10th year, was won by Mamiru Wada (11 years old) who amazed the jury with her “I love Kyoto after all” pastry, which married Asian and French flavors.
She won a trip to Paris, the capital of gastronomy, and a workshop at Le Cordon Bleu Paris. Her thoroughly enjoyable trip to the French capital took place from October 23 – 27 and included a visit to Le Cordon Bleu Paris where she took part in a Les Petits Cordons Bleus workshop on October 25
The workshop was orchestrated by Le Cordon Bleu Paris Chef Instructor Xavier Cotte. Mamiru Wada and the other participants made a Black Forest Gateau. Originating in Bavaria, Black Forest Gateau is a rich gateau which rose to fame in the early twentieth century. This dessert combines the rich sweet flavor of cherries with intense chocolate flavor, and Chantilly cream for a touch of airy lightness.