Salut A Tous!!!!
I hope you have been enjoying the amazing weather which we have been having all this week – what a difference the sunshine makes, if only it could last! The terrace at Cake Boy has been filled with happy and smiling customers – we all hope it lasts for the Easter weekend.
Talking of Easter, I am escaping back to Brittany to see my family. It is going to be great to catch up. I am staying at a new boutique hotel which has just opened - http://www.trimen.fr/ I grew up being fascinated by the hotel in it’s former life – it was a big mansion and I used to say to myself “one day I will be rich enough to buy that house!”. So it’s funny that I will be staying there.
I will find time while I am at ‘home’ to pop-in and say hello to my mentor Herve Le Grand and the team the Patisserie where I did my apprenticeship all of those years ago.
This week I launched the Eric Lanlard Afternoon Tea at the 5-star Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel – just off London’s most fashionable shopping district –Sloane Street.
It is a great partnership to have with such an iconic hotel. The inspiration of the Afternoon Tea is travel through the flavours, tastes and scent of the Middle East and I have called it Reves d’orient. It is served in the hotel’s gorgeous Chinoiserie restaurant lounge and if you are visiting London and want to meet friends for a delicious afternoon tea, it’s a real treat and you can book by calling 020 7 235 1234.
We are going to be releasing our next set of dates for the cookery school classes at Cake Boy since the summer schedule is almost full. It proves that people really are BakingMad. The autumn schedule will see new classes added that will include some pastry classes but also some savoury baking to tie-in with my soon to be published book – Tart it Up! So watch this space for new dates…
We run private classes for special occasions like such as hen, birthday and corporate days, etc, but yesterday, I ran for the second time a private class for Teens Unite. The charity was set up by the lovely Karen Millen. They look after teenagers who are suffering from cancer. As well as looking after the teenagers they involve their family by organising days out. The visit to Cake Boy was one of them – it was great fun – it was nice for all those teenagers to be able to discuss their issues amongst each other whilst making cup cakes. They were able to talk freely with people of their own age group. A very positive day and it is a pleasure to be involved with such a well-run charity. I’m sure that they will be back – hopefully very soon.
So Monday will be the last episode of the current series of Baking Mad With Eric Lanlard. I know you are all going to miss your daily fix of sweet Baking at 12.05pm but no need to panic just yet because the show is still available to watch on 4OD. So there is plenty of time to re-watch your favourite episodes or watch ones that you have missed.
I am working on few new projects in the coming months and I can tell you we will be back on your screen very soon with even more exciting recipes and programmes.
Wishing you a very Happy Easter or A JOYEUSES PAQUES !!!! as I will be saying in France!