It’s no Sugar Shack – Great experience
It’s a custom now at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco. Chief Pastry Chef, Jean-François Houdré, otherwise known as “Lord of the Castle,” is perseveringly working constantly idealizing his particular 12-feet pivoting occasion Sugar Castle, to be disclosed in the Tower Lobby of The Westin St. Francis on Friday, November 23.
“The formation of the Sugar Castle is genuinely a source of both pain and joy,” says Chef Houdré. “Every year, I start dealing with it two months ahead of time, adding more exceptional contacts and subtleties each time. The current year’s rendition vows to be awesome yet!” The motivation to make this exceptional, vainglorious Sugar Castle came from Chef Houdré’s outing to Europe with his family in 2005. While going around Bordeaux, the Houdré family visited numerous exceptional châteaux, especially Mont Saint Michel and La Cité de Carcassonne, which is one of Europe’s most finished instances of a strengthened nunnery.
As the Houdré family visited these excessive palaces, his child Henri, age ten, and his little girl, Claudia, age eight, had the option to encounter a previous time when eminence once involved these sublime palaces hundreds of years prior. From that experience, the youngsters had the option to persuade their dad that he should fabricate a sugar palace at The Westin St. Francis to match the illustrious palaces in France and show it for kids to visit during the Christmas season.
Taking after a French Chateau from Chef Houdre’s old neighborhood of Bordeaux, the 100% eatable palace is made of pastillage (a mix of powdered sugar, egg whites and gelatin batter), gingerbread, sugar, molasses, flour and candy. Weighing more than 1200 pounds, this mysterious palace includes in excess of 20 thousand round towers, roughly 30 rooms, enlightened windows, and is encircled by a curious town and a running train.
The palace is totally consumable, and is involved: 70 pounds of gingerbread, 130 pounds of pastillage (Powder sugar egg white and gelatin batter), 40 pounds of pulled and air pocket sugar, Royal icing made of 300 pounds of sugar and egg whites, 40 pounds of molasses, 60 pounds of flour and 100 pounds of grouped Christmas Candy. It requires around 360 hours to finish the occasion magnum opus.
Opened over a century prior on March 21, 1904, The Westin St. Francis is the main lodging situated on San Francisco’s renowned Union Square, The Westin St. Francis is simply ventures from The City’s best shopping, eating, theaters and workmanship exhibitions.