Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Performance artists at Salon des Champagnes et des Patisseries Fines

What a fabulous whirlwind the past few weeks have been ending in the grand finale - the two-day Salon des Champagnes et des Patisseries Fine at Pavillon Ledoyen Sunday was a festive family day There were many children (free from ages 3-10). Monday was for professionals, journalists, restauranteurs etc.
I'm just coming down to planet earth...maybe too many bubbles..ahem
My work station right next to the pastry demo station.
Fortunately I painted quite a few champagne glasses before i left the house sunday morning.
The right setting for all the exquisite desserts. Here the new Hotel Crillon pastry chef Pablo Gicquel demonstrates a miniature version
Of his choux d'amor - vanilla creme, almond pralinΓ©, full of vanilla bean

Patissier chef Guillaume Sanchez signs my watercolor
Chef James Berthier of SucrΓ© Cacao made this lush morsel - a deep chocolate base, plus black cherry, plus black sesame flavored chantilly on top.
Pavillon Ledoyen's pwn pastry chef, AurΓ©lien Rivoire combined courgette flowers and strawberries with a vanilla cream.
Plating the 100 desserts as the crowd looked on patiently waiting
Pavillon Ledoyen's top 3-star chef, Yannick Alleno jumped in to help the team plate desserts
Miniature peach-red current meringue pavlovas from Cafe Pouchkine's chef Nina MΓ©tayer. I missed tasting this one but I had the fullsize number earlier in the week at the cafe. I was 'rehearsing' you could say for the big event...
Not to forget the 34 stations of champagne! Many small producers were present.
It was an opportunity to taste smaller family brands like grand cru, De Sousa
As well as big names like Billecart Salmon, Pol Roger, Lanson.
A number of wineries asked me to paint their bottles onsite
I loved painting this deep green bottle of Aspasie plus the chunk of chalk from their caves.
All tasting glasses were provided by Spiegelau,
A big THANK YOU to the many PBers who showed up at the salon, including macaron queen, Jill Colonna of Mad about Macarons, whose background training was as a sommelier. The two days were a delightful whirlwind of tasting, painting, and imbibing beautiful bubbles. Plus the chance to participate with Paris top chefs. Now back to Paris maps, letters and reality. If you'd like a dessert or champagne watercolor or letters from Paris let me knowπŸ₯‚πŸΎπŸ’. Thanks for reading Parisbreakfast. Cheers Carolg

30 comments:

  1. Carolyn I5:54 PM

    Hey there!!! It looks like you had a fabulous time over the weekend at the huge event! I cannot imagine being able to paint with everyone watching!! Good job!

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    1. At one point 4-5 people had their iphones turned on me. It didnt bother me but I wish I'd gotten a shot of them!

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  2. Carol I have no words....you know how much my sister and I love your work...I feel as though I was there-thank you for taking us along....what a time ….WHAT A TIME!!

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    1. Exactly WHAT A TIME! I was spinning trying to keep up with all the pastries, patissiers, painting, tasting and then there was THE CHAMPAGNE ! You can be my assistant next time πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

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  3. Carol, it was fantastic to see you looking so effervescent. What a table you had in such surroundings and I had such a ball visiting the Pavillon with you, too! Thank you for enticing me out to Paris for a such an event. You rock!

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  4. Exciting..everything..I just wrote on IG..I don't know how you SEE things the way you do..your glasses..are phenom..I tried copying..you know why to learn to draw..but half of it is in the eye.I don't see things like you do:) SAD.
    Fab Carol.

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    1. Practice makes perfect Monique!
      Although I'll say I thought these were better than past painted champagne glasses...maybe because I was rushing and didnt fuss too much with making them perfect...I was just after an impression..

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  5. Oh, this is such fun -- totally to die for! I love your sketches. I might have to break down here. I'm trying to be frugal before France but oh my! They have both charm and elegance and of course your wonderful style. You look divine.

    A question -- are things like the salons open to the public (for a fee, of course!) I can only imagine the joy of attending one and wondering if they have any in October!

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    1. Yes there was a 'family day' (35€) and a professional day (free but less fun IMHO)

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    2. In early Octber the fete du Brie in Melun is 20 minutes by train, free and a fabulous cheese fete for the whole town. Its on PB Jeanie

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  6. Ditto to all of the above. How do you drink champagne AND paint at the same time? I can see my brush in the champagne before I get to the second glass!

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    1. Tiny sips now and then,
      Not while painting. There was no mistakng my waterjar for the champers !

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  7. Carol,
    I can see you are "suffering" for your art. LOL.
    Everything looks fabulous!!

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  8. Nancy B12:30 PM

    Wow, I love today’s post so much. My mouth is watering! And I have to say your paintings of the champagne bottles are FAB. In addition, the final shot of your post....the one of the macron queen tasting as seen from across the room thru a glass is TERRIFIC! Clever you with SUCH a good eye!

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  9. Barb N12:32 PM

    It would seem you have created an amazingly wonderful life for yourself....and thanks for the sharing of all the wonders you come across. Lucky all of us.

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    1. "90% is showing up" (in Paris) Woody Allen said πŸ‘πŸ»

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  10. Kathleen H12:36 PM

    Wow - desserts to die for and champagne!!!!

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    1. Not complaining.
      At all ❤️πŸ’

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  11. Judy S12:39 PM

    Sounds like you had a tiring but fantastic time carol! Congratulations! I was thrilled for you! Especially those subway walls

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    1. THANK YOU Judy!
      Not that tiring πŸ˜„πŸ₯‚

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  12. Winewalker1:40 PM

    Sounds like you have an affinity for Champage!

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    1. I definitely have an affinity for Champagne GLASSES ! πŸ₯‚πŸ₯‚πŸ₯‚πŸ₯‚

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  13. Judy H1:44 PM

    Fabulous and love the last shot through the glass������

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    1. That was one of those 'happy accidents' !

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  14. Beyond exciting - would so have loved being there to see you in your glory. All of the glasses, bottles & pastries look so divine. I don't see how you could keep up & sure hope you got your sketches signed by all the appropriate chefs.

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  15. A star for a day is A OK!
    The star chefs signed. No problem πŸ‘πŸ»❤️πŸ’‹

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  16. Lynn S12:46 AM

    I am thrilled you had such a premier spot in which to share your talents. And what a view you had! This truly does sound like a fine two days, much deserved.
    Hi to Bear.

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  17. This salon looks amazing Carol! Glad you had a great time there after your posters in the metro. The chefs look very happy to sign your fabulous paintings. The champagne and desserts look delicious. MERCI :)

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    Dapatkan informasi penting dalam dunia sabung ayam di website bawah ini
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