Prodigious master chef in the art of doughs, Calum Franklin scintillates at the helm of the invigorating cuisine at the Holborn Dining Room, located in one of London’s historic districts. A true work of art, his pâté en croûte, with delicious wild scents, unlike those found anywhere else, has imposed himself as one of the great chefs of his generation. We encountered this rising figure of bistronomy in his den – his Pie room – who maintains his rank without fitting in the mold…
Dimitri Fayard has an impressive record. Having settled in Chicago for the past fifteen years, he learned his trade from the top pastry chefs before becoming in turn an international reference. A disconcerting simplicity behind an immense perfectionism.
Meg Galus could have become an actress but finally, it’s in the kitchen where her hyperactivity gives free rein to her talent. As the head of the pastry and sweet range at the all-new Somerset and trendy Boka in Chicago, this reserved young chef works behind the scenes to create original and gourmet pastries.
By his own admission, Nicolas Haelewyn fell into the caramel pot when he was small. A childhood in Normandy and grandparents who bred dairy cows has definitively sealed his fate: after a decade traveling the planet for Ladurée, the pastry chef opened his shop “Karamel Paris” last year. Meet the “Karaboss” is his Yvelines lab.
It was in June of last year that BLVD, the buzz of Chicago opened its doors in the West Loop, a previously seedy neighborhood turned into the haunt for up and coming chefs. At the kitchen’s head and creator of the restaurant’s menu: chef Johnny Besch.
For eight years now, this bakery world champion has been a reference for chefs and local customers whom he delights with his Brioche with Champagne.