After posting Monday about the new cookbook from Chateau de Vaux le Vicomte, I went looking for a copy.
Kitchens are downstairs at the chateau - I shot these pieces montees of fruit and macarons - click for a better look!
A model of an old dessert, decorated with architectural details much like Antonin Careme.
The author of Decadent Desserts and resident owner of the chateau, Countess Cristina de Vogüé. Sylph-like, it's hard to imagine even a cracker crossing her lips much less the fabulous desserts in her cookbook. Note the countess is wearing an apron with the chateau's symbol, l'ecqureuil/squirrel.
Ah to be a countess and reside here. It must be a lot of work I suppose.If you visit Chateau de Vaux le Vicomte on a spring and summer weekend, you may catch their special candle light dinners well worth attending. Someday...