In addition to constantly dreaming about desserts, I find myself quite frequently dreaming about cars, fast cars. There’s one dream where I find myself cruising around Monaco then all of a sudden an insatiable craving for a Parisian Macaron takes over me, so I’m forced to hop into my car and speed up to Ladurée Champs Elysées for my mac fix.
Some of my dreams are a bit less extravagant… Like the one where I’m driving one of these around a race track. Some of you might even find the next one well, just plain boring because all it consists of is me driving one of these over Ortega Highway to work every day.
The point I’m trying to make here is that I have an appreciation for fast cars. So when Tamsin from The Supper Club asked if I would be interested in catering dessert for the 25th Anniversary of Heritage Classics in West LA last week I wasn’t about to say no.
For this event I decided to make Pumpkin Mini Tarts with a Hazelnut crust and topped with delicately torched swirl of meringue. These were inspired by this britsh automaker.
Inspired by this French automaker I decided to make Pistachio Macarons filled with White Chocolate Pistachio Ganache and Coffee Macarons filled with an Irish Cream Buttercream. The delicate Butterscotch Spritz Cookies you also see above were dipped in Bittersweet Chocolate and topped with English Toffee bits, those were inspired by my all time favorite.
Since I happen to be fascinated by all things Italian, I wasn’t about to leave out this fabulous automaker. Hence, the reason I chose to make Honey Bourbon Panna Cottas which were drizzled with an apricot-peach coulis and topped with candied pine nuts just before serving.
Dessert & Cars… two of my favorite things!