Monday, April 21, 2014

Baking Day: Mendl's Courtesan au Chocolats

The assemblage
 It took a group of three and four hours to create these works of art. Surprisingly, everything went to plan and there was no major crisis in the kitchen, despite the mess. A tea party at the end was of course, completely necessary after such a marathon. Mendl's Courtesan au Chocolats really do taste as good as they look, and I simply could not refrain from taking way too many photos.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The Grand Budapest Hotel: Opening Night

*Excuse blurry images. My camera doesn't take the best nighttime shots*
I have just returned from a wonderful evening attending the release of Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel. The cinema I attended really went above and beyond making the opening night that extra bit special. There was a light display projected onto the cinema in which scenes from the movie played, live actors were posed around the cinema, such as Agatha making pastries (I only wish I got a shot with the actress), Gustav and Zero even welcoming us at the door. A special cocktail was even created in honor of the release, however, I unfortunately did not get to try one.

The movie was absolutely fabulous, entertaining, suspenseful and so distinctly Wes Anderson. If you haven't seen it, I urge you to! It really lives up to the hype. And now, of course, I am dying to try my hand at making my own Courtesan au Chocolats!

The night was topped off with a big mug of chai and cheesecake at a nearby cafe. It's nights like these that really enhance an otherwise uneventful uni filled week.