Book Release Party!
Modern French Pastry: Innovative Techniques, Tools and Design by Cheryl Wakerhauser
Sunday, October 29 2PM – 4PM at Pix Pâtisserie
Celebrate the release of Pix Pâtisserie owner and chef’s new cookbook, Modern French Pastry. Enjoy a walk around tasting of multiple desserts from each chapter of the book – cakes, tarts, coupes, entremets and petits fours. Plus, “Parlor Trick” and pastry demos by Cheryl. Each guest will also receive a raffle ticket to win the dessert featured on the cover, A Moment of Zen. And at our Bubble Bar, our award-winning Champagne & sparkling wine list will be pouring unique wines and Champagne cocktails. Books available on site to purchase or bring in your presale cookbooks to be signed. Get ideas for your holiday entertaining and have some fun!
About Modern French Pastry
Modern French Pastry is not a cookbook about the classics. You will find no tart tatins, lemon tarts or opera cakes in this book. Instead, Cheryl gives you 41 original recipes never seen before, in an array of shapes, colors, flavors and sizes. The instruction is detailed and broken down into subrecipes you can make in advance at your own pace. Complete with a full color photo of every recipe, technique photos and a few “Parlor Tricks” just for fun! (Did you know you can make pastry in the microwave? C’est vrai!)
About the Author
Pix Pâtisserie chef and owner, Cheryl Wakerhauser (a.k.a. Pix), is known for combining bold flavors and textures into stunning, edible packages. After a short-lived career studying to be an astronaut, Cheryl headed to Southern France and trained at the prestigious pâtisserie of MOF Philippe URRACA, president of the Meilleurs Ouvriers de France Pâtissiers since 2003. Her 16 year old Portland institution has been mentioned in Food and Wine, Elle Décor, Food Network Magazine, Sunset, Wine & Spirits and The New York Times Magazine, where it stated, “Cheryl Wakerhauser’s macaroons trounce Per Se’s.” She is a natural teacher, explaining technique in detail but always adding a bit of pizazz and fun to each lesson, or as she calls them, “Magic Shows.”