A Spring Day with Michel Roux

On May 4, Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks was delighted to host chef and author Michel Roux. Michel, who has a culinary career of over 40 years, graced us with his knowledge, wisdom and humour at four events.

The day's activities began with a luncheon at the Wedgewood Hotel. Michel enchanted guests over an elegant meal featuring a sampling of recipes from his latest book, Pastry, that was prepared by Executive Chef Lee Parsons.

In the afternoon, Michel joined us at the shop for a taping of CBC's North by Northwest with Sheryl MacKay. At this event, students from PICA were invited to be the audience and Michel was generous in sharing his knowledge and inspiration with these budding chefs.

At the following reception and book signing, Michel shared more of his stories and cooking tips as he demonstrated his recipe and technique for making rough puff pastry. Hors d'oeuvres prepared from Pastry were enjoyed by guests.

The evening concluded with an intimate candlelit dinner featuring recipes from Pastry prepared by Chef Adrienne O'Callaghan. Guests enjoyed a wonderful evening of fine food, wine and cheer and raised a glass to one of the world's true culinary icons.

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