What could be better than feasting on seven magnificent desserts created by a world famous, White House pastry chef? Nothing we can think of. On Tuesday, November 27, the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum will host former White House Pastry Chef and author Roland Mesnier. You will be able to experience seven of Roland's dessert masterpieces, complimented by champagne and coffee bars. Chef Mesnier will be demonstrating how to make two of his magnificent desserts from his new cookbook, "Basic to Beautiful" for the guests. Mesnier will be autographing "Basic to Beautiful Cakes" and his memoirs, "All the Presidents' Pastries," both of which would make excellent gifts for the holidays.
Mr. Mesnier is an accomplished chef who started his training at age 14 in the traditional French apprenticeship system. He went on to cook in famous restaurants and hotels all over the world, from London's Savoy Hotel to Bermuda, before starting his 25 year reign as The White House pastry chef. When he was first hired by the White House by Rosalynn Carter, desserts there were not given much priority, but to Mr. Mesnier, they were essential, in 25 years as the pastry chef, he never repeated a State dinner dessert. He was also responsible for the over the top Christmas gingerbread houses (almost villages now) that are featured every year as part of the White House Christmas displays. Mr. Mesnier retired from the White House in the summer of 2004.
Tickets are $125.00 and include an autographed copy of his book All the Presidents' Pastries. Proceeds from this event benefit the public programs at the museum. Seating for this exclusive event is limited, so don't miss this once in a lifetime event for reservations or more information call Tracy Johnson at (979) 691-4014.