COME FOR PASTRIES AND HOT CHOCOLATE!
MEET FORMER WHITE HOUSE PASTRY CHEFS, ROLAND MESNIER AND MARK RAMSDELL DISCUSSING, SIGNING, AND DEMONSTRATING FROM THEIR NEW BOOK, THE WHITE HOUSE IN GINGERBREAD
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19
3PM - 5PM
$25 FOR EVENT ONLY
$55 WITH BOOK AND GINGERBREAD KIT
SPACE IS LIMITED! MAKE YOUR RESERVATION TODAY!
In this memoir and cookbook, Roland Mesnier, executive pastry chef to five presidents, tells the story behind each of the holiday gingerbread houses he created for display in the White House State Dining Room. Chef Mesnier also provides step-by-step instructions and templates for constructing and decorating a gingerbread house in the home kitchen. More than thirty of Chef Mesnier's favorite White House recipes are featured including such cookies as coconut chocolate squares and linzer starts and trees; traditional holiday recipes such as buche de Noel, fruit cake, and egg nog; cakes and shuffles such as orange sabayon, spice cake, and gingerbread shuffle; and lastly, meringues, mousses, fillings, frozen desserts, and fresh fruit. The book includes a foreward from First Lady, Rosalynn Carter, who hired Chef Mesnier in 1979, and a foreward from First Lady, Laura Bush, who was in the White House when Chef Mesnier retired in 2004.