Vive les mariés! (hourra for the married couple)

We had the chance to design a wedding cake and pastries buffet for a wonderful couple recently, and are so glad of the result : they loved the cake, we were delighted with the adventure and we have beautiful pictures of the process, made by the blogger Stephanie (check her great blog about food in NYC!).

Conclusion #1 : pears-vanilla cake-chocolate feuilletine-pistachio are now a combination that we love.

Conclusion #2 : we discovered that yes, we can work with flowers decoration.

Conclusion #3 : we want to make more wedding cakes!

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picture by Stephanie (http://www.delicatesseny.com/)

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picture by Stephanie (http://www.delicatesseny.com/)

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picture by Stephanie (http://www.delicatesseny.com/)

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The spirit of chocolate

It took us a week to come back here and tell about the Afternoon of Chocolate and Cocktails at Astor Wines. Let’s say we were recovering for a joy hangover!

First, what was the story behind the event? We contacted Astor Wines to offer them to collaborate on their tasting classes. And their immediate answer was to offer us to be part of their event during the Manhattan Cocktail Classic show : they were just recruiting pastry chefs. That day, we felt held by Miss Luck herself : “Boum, a gift for you, girls!”

The deal was presented like this in the email :

” 10 pastry chefs, 10 spirits brands, 5 bartenders, and 1 chocolate producer for a celebration of chocolate and spirits in a walk-around tasting of 10 different creations developed by pastry chefs to pair with one of the spirits as well as 10 signature cocktails”

 

And then started the process of creation of the the Saint-Trop’, a mini Saint-Honoré, made of a chou garnished with pineapple crémeux, sitting on top of Dulcey blond chocolate cream, diuja and a little shortbread.

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Some stress preceded the event. But that day was amazing : we met great pastry chefs (1), tasted lovely desserts and pastries (we found inspiration in some of them), and delicious cocktails of course. A perfect way to celebrate our first anniversary!

Now, the pictures:

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And more pictures of the rest of the event here by The Wandering Eater!

(1) Some of the pastry chefs were Stephanie Kopyta, Perilla & Kin Shop, Emily Wallendjack, Kingswood, Christina Lee, Recette, Peter Endriss, Runner & Stone, Francois Payard, FP Patisserie, Dorie & Joshua Greenspan, Beurre & Sel and Mark Sopchak, Whimsy & Spice.

Baby shower!

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Last week, Pistache took a new step. We catered our first baby shower, with success!

At first, we were nervous, of course : baby showers are a big tradition in the US, and we had to find our way to answer it, to find our touch. Eventually, we displayed a large range of mini-things (choux, macarons, tartes tatin, quiches, sandwiches…), lollipop-looking chocolate cakes and little salads, plus a bouquet of “merveilles” (“marvels”, donut-like strings) and a garland of marshmallows. The guests smiled, came to the table, and came back, and back again : there was nothing else to reward us. A huge thank you to Ruby, who gave us the opportunity to prove that we could make it!

So if the pictures below tempt you, order your next party (and not only baby showers, actually…). We will do our best for you!

                                            Contact : pistachenyc@gmail.com – 646 207 9390 – 646 477 7244

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Pastry choux, filled with a Grand-Marnier cream

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Madeleines

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Chocolate cakes on the rock and banana-caramel macarons

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Mini Mont-Blanc, lemon macarons and mini-tartes Tatin

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Bouquets of merveilles

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Biscuits dacquoise with cream and grapefruit

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Smoked turkey, apple, sage, Munster and fennel sandwiches

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Goat cheese, sundried tomatoes, cumin and pumpkin seeds wrapped in black radish

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Lentils salad

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Rosbiff, red onions, pickled mustard seeds english muffin

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Time of the to-go box…