25 October 2010

Latest Shots From Burch & Purchese

Classic Opera Cake
We love revisiting old classics every now and again, we are working on a new version of this for a special event later on this year.
Part of the decoration for the latest chocolate celebration cake produced for a client.
The cake was as spectacular on the inside as out with many contrasting layers of texture & flavour.
Back to the classics with our Battenburg cake made with freeze dried raspberry & lemon.
Some cool salted caramel & pistachio popcorn to garnish a new dessert.
Getting ready for an outside function we picked up. Fun to do these chocolate 'bombs'.

We are bursting with excitement at the moment as we are waiting to announce the latest developments in our business. We really want to let everyone know our news but have to wait until an official press release is sent out. So keep coming back and we will let you in on the latest as soon as possible. We also have two fantastic collaborations with two international talents that we will let you know about in the next couple of weeks. Sorry to leave you hanging but we will update you on here, our Facebook page and by following Darren Purchese on twitter. Cheers and have a great week.

13 October 2010

Visit To William Curley London

On the way home from our recent trip to Madrid we stopped of at London, the city where we first made our name in pastry. There are many fantastic food store, markets, restaurant and chocolate shops and it was great to drop in to an old friend and mentor Chef William Curley at his second outlet in Belgravia. William has among other things been the pastry chef of Marco Pierre White, Raymond Blanc and Pierre Koffman but it was during the time that he was the executive pastry chef at The Savoy Hotel that we first met. William has an unrivalled knowledge of pastry and chocolate and has been awarded UK chocolatier of the year in the past four years. We learnt so much from William during our time at the Savoy and he has been a great friend since. We dropped in to catch up and William gave us some valuable advice for our first business and also some amazing chocolate and pastry items to take away. William's wife Suzue, is also a very talented pastry chef and together this pastry shop/dessert bar in the centre of London is a must visit. William's original shop is still in Richmond and is also well worth the detour, the patisserie and chocolate works are as good as you will find anywhere in the world. Check out William's website and blog from the links below and pop in if you get the chance.

William Curley         http://www.williamcurley.co.uk/engine/shop/index.html

William's Blog         http://www.williamcurley.co.uk/engine/shop/page/Curley+Blog