Pastry chef generation, super heroes of sugar palaces

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Heroes of sugar palaces, new talented pastry chefs enhance the taste and the aesthetics of the best products. Zoom on their fetish cakes !

Génération pâtissiers, les super héros des palais sucrés
The hardest thing to do facing a chariot of refined French pastries is choosing… © DR

Pierre Hermé : Ispahan

With 48 boutiques in 12 countries, including 15 in France and 15 in Japan, the one all his peers admire since he has his own wax statue in the Grévin Museum, or emulate, has multiplied addresses around the world. Each year, he elaborates a collection of 40 new amazing cakes.

Pierre Hermé Ispahan The Ispahan rose macaroon has contributed to the success of the leading pastry chef in the world. © DR

Philippe Conticini : Petit Chou

Between two tasting workshops and the opening of a boutique on the Left Bank, the pioneer of leading French pastry chefs, that has marked his generation, spends his time concocting new recipes, while abiding by his magical gourmet formula : his cripsy melt in the mouth fondant-craquouillant.

Philippe Conticini Petit Chou Philippe Conticini is the crème de la crème of chefs who modernized modern pastry. © DR

Yann Couvreur : Millefeuille Vanille

After a very noticeable passage at the Prince de Galles Hotel, the darling child of pastry is opening a second Parisian concept store for Street Food that is constantly filled. Here, one finds his signature dessert as well as a wide array of entremets. Facebook Yann Couvreur

Yann Couvreur Milefeuilles This Brittany native knows how to dose just the right touch of sugar—neither too little, nor too much. © DR

Fabien Rouillard at Gérard Mulot : Fraisier

By taking over the famed pastry shop of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the former creative director of Fauchon is at the head of a 90 person team. And his successful vision is based on the great French pastry classics that have survived all the trends.

Fabien Rouillard chez Gérard Mulot This Summer, different versions of the house  fraisier are sure to appeal to connoisseurs with a sweet tooth. © DR

Hamado Yamada at the Peninsula Paris Hotel : Mango Pudding

In Paris to demonstrate his know-how, the « Pastry Chef » of the Tokyo Peninsula has enchanted fans of Japanese savors. After tasting the market driven menu of chef Christophe Raoux, they can delight in the refinement of his « Afternoon Tea ».

Hayato Yamada Mango Pudding In two simple clicks, the Internet site of the Peninsula Hotel will deliver the secrets of its pastry chef's signature dessert. © DR

Christophe Michalak : Fantastik

Since his first creations at the Plaza Athénée, the most sexy pastry chef of the foodosphere is cutely named the « Wikipedia of pastry » by the profession. Each season, he makes  gourmets shiver with delight by performing sweet delights as refined as they are light.​

Christophe Michalak Fantastik Through his TV shows and in his boutiques, the chef has dusted off the image of pastry. © DR
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