Archive for February, 2009

carl marletti

Posted in dates with M.Goût on February 24, 2009 by fenny widjaja
some of the gateaux on the display.a picture of le caraibe

some of the gateaux on the display.a picture of le caraibe

my friend in ESCF an i went together to CARL  MARLETTI. i actually found it in the internet while searching for patisseries in paris. the place is quite small and they are more into tartes individuelles and petits gateaux  . the decor of the store is not overdone and when we entered the store, i didn’t feel intimidated.i didn’t feel any snotty-ness(if there is such word).

i bought the le CARAIBE. it was quite light actually. i thought the milk chocolate mousse would be too sweet, but it’s not. coconut, passionfruit and chocolate. a nice combination.

i am definitely coming back next time to try their other produits. they don’t offer many choices of macaron though. c’est dommage.

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can’t believe i made this!

Posted in bon appetit! on February 24, 2009 by fenny widjaja
chaussons aux pommes and i-don't-know-the-name-but-it's-tasty-!

chaussons aux pommes and i-don't-know-the-name-but-it's-tasty-!

the class was making PUFF pastry dough yesterday n then baked the products today. we made chaussons aux pommes(apple turnovers) and i dont know what’s the name for the other one. i think it’s just apple tart on puff pastry…..i am very happy with how it turned out. they are very crunchy n DELISH!

i don’t know whether i can make something this good outside of school though…i feel that our kitchen lab. is immune to failures^^. 

i really enjoy the program of the school so far. i look forward to learn more stuff.

yay!!!!internet!!!

Posted in paris on February 23, 2009 by fenny widjaja

i have internet n lovin’ it. it is unlimited and FAST!(i’m not sure how you define a FAST internet)but compared to indonesia, this is fast.

i am using an internet 3G(i think this is how it’s called-HEY, i don”t have any clue about internet!)and apparently, only BOUYGUES telecom offers an unlimited usage. the staff in the store was very helpful n put up with my BROKEN french.poor him…..^^

i would like to get something like neufbox,freebox or bbox.they are really good!they  offer internet+TV+free calls to certain countries….BUT i don’t have landline, which makes it difficult to apply. to cut the long story short, i decided to get 3G internet instead.

week 2

Posted in paris on February 19, 2009 by fenny widjaja

I have been in paris for 2 weeks now. Getting used to the life here finally. The school is very intense. Hands-on classes goes for 5-6hrs daily.but it was fun.and I learn a lot.
As the saying goes “practice makes perfect”.the class has been making tarts for 2 weeks now.n there is a really big improvement I believe.our instructor is really nice as well.he really know how to create a happy environment,which is very important if we work in the kitchen.
I really hope I have what it takes to be a pastry chef.

bonjour

Posted in paris on February 11, 2009 by fenny widjaja

finally I’m able to update my blog!
I have arrived in paris for exactly one week now..it is not as intimidating as what many people told me.
Some things I have learnt:
1.yes it’s true the french don’t smile a lot,but not because they hate you or anything.it’s just them being them.
2.You’ll be treated better if you show some effort in speaking french.
3.It’s not really hard to open a bank account here.as long as you made the right person!I happened to meet the wrong one.
4.The apartment are really small n old,mostly.I live in an apartment with spiral staircase n creaking wooden floor.
5.There are starbucks n mcdonalds
6.Boulangeries,confiseries n patisseries almost in every corner.there are 3 or even more below my apartment
7.The supermarkets sell many kinds of cheeses n decent freshly baked breads.
8.Traffic is scary.they don’t really follow rules…but strangely enough..they don’t honk at each other.
9.Tv shows like ‘grey’s anatomy’are being dubbed.
10.Some systems are confusing.you have to wait until early march to get a monthly metro ticket.you can’get it inthe middle of february..