Partnership for Excellence:
The art of Pastry
To enrich, enliven, and educate the hospitality region in Prince Edward County by pairing guest chefs from outside with local chefs to create buzz and excitement.
A truly original one-of-a-kind Gold & Fife dinner featuring sweet and savoury courses from acclaimed pastry chefs, paired with delicious teas and champagnes – exquisite! Gold & Fife brought together two of Canada’s most seasoned and revered pastry chefs, The Food Network’s Wall of Bakers, Toronto’s Joanne Yolles and Montreal’s Patrice Demers to join the Merrill House’s host chef Michael Sullivan and tasked them with creating both a sweet and savoury course.
Rarely if ever are pastry chefs given the chance to create a savoury dish which is a shame since they are masters at detail and have some of the greatest chef attitudes going. The savoury courses were remarkable and transitioned beautifully into the sweet courses. Portion sizes were perfection and the exquisite tea and bubbly champagne pairings created seriously high vibrations.
Photos: ©Tim Forbes
Partnership for Excellence
This event was part of an 8-part sold out series that took place over the course of six months.
*Norah Rogers, Owner of the Waring House, the recipient of the federal, provincial, and municipally funded $165,000 grant for culinary skills development in Prince Edward County.
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