François Perret, The Head Pastry Chef at the Ritz Paris stars at a Netflix Series and adds the most delicious twist to American classic desserts
Last year, François Perret, The Head Pastry Chef at the Ritz Paris, rose to a challenge from director Eric Nebot, leaving behind his brigade and pastry laboratory on the Place Vendôme to hit the road behind the wheel of a fabulous “Ritz Paris” food truck in California. His mission? To reinterpret classic American dessert recipes with a French accent.
The series starts on the Place Vendôme, where we see François Perret at home within the hallowed Ritz Paris. A universe in which the virtuoso gourmet Chef, a tireless perfectionist for himself and his team, attends to the tiniest details as well as the constant quest for a perfect balance of flavors.
He takes off for the United States accompanied by two young pastry chefs from his brigade, slipping behind the wheel of a food truck for an exceptional adventure. From the Californian desert to the streets of Los Angeles, François Perret invites viewers along in a road movie filled with gourmet adventure, surprises and the spirit of sharing. For street food aficionados, he offers up his own version of the S’more (now a puff pastry with chocolate ice cream, coated with crisp chocolate and caramelized torched marshmallow), the Taco (delicate, crisp honeycombs blanketed in a rich mousse of fromage blanc with caramelized pistachios), Carrot Cake, and Cookie as well as other delights cooked up in a “kitchen on wheels.” In each episode, the Chef revisits his adventures in interviews, while other personalities from the world of French gastronomy, including Pierre Gagnaire, Dominique Ansel, Pierre Hermé and Michel Troisgros, offer their perspective as well. Viewers will take instantly to François Perret, a practical dreamer who is at once humble and ambitious, direct and always elegant — a man who cultivates a generous view of the world from his tiny food truck kitchen.–
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Cool off with François Perret’s Peach Melba frozen dessert from Le Petit Comptoir take-away dessert bar at the Ritz Paris. – Also: did you know that Peach Melba was invented by the famed Auguste Escoffier, the first Chef at the Ritz Paris, in honor of the Australian singer Nellie Melba? Originally, the dessert was presented on a block of ice in the form of a swan! – Rendezvous from Tuesday to Saturday, from 2pm to 7pm.
To mark the premiere of the series “The Chef in a Truck”, gourmets of all ages may savor François Perret’s S’more or Taco in the take-away pastry bar at the Ritz Paris. Here, they may also delight in the best pastries from the Ritz Paris: the essential marbled cake in a lemon-tea version for summer, a mille-feuille with red fruit, a delicious strawberry tarte and François Perret’s marbled pastries, which have a cult following far and wide.
At an elegant counter located at the hotel’s entrance on the Place Vendôme, customers will find a selection of favorite Ritz Paris pastries. Guaranteed love at first bite!