The Zumbo Files - Adriano Zumbo 'unplugged'
Books for Cooks (at Birdman Eating) 7:00pm - 8:30pm
238 Gertrude St
On Friday 1st May we'll be chatting with master patissier Adriano Zumbo, dubbed by some (and most Masterchef contestants) the 'Sweet Assassin' about his new book The Zumbo Files. The Zumbo Files is Adriano's third book and his most ambitious yet. Open it up and step inside - it'll blow your mind! It's sort of like Willie Wonka on steroids.
This collection of 50 new recipes includes Adriano's latest creations, zonuts (his pimped-up croissant-donut), and some outrageous flavour combinations for his signature 'zumbarons' (think Lavender, Thyme and Strawberry, Burnt Toast and Banana, Caramel and Balsamic). There's also a chapter of savoury recipes to round out your pastry repertoire - try the Fish and Chips Pie or the Pork, Earl Grey and Lemon Sausage Rolls.
We'll be serving up a number of tastes from the book (prepared by us! *well Amanda actually ) matched with something suitably sweet. Thankfully, for the first time, Adriano has provided photographic step-by-step instructions for the master recipes in each style of patisserie, deconstructing the process and making these culinary works of art achievable for the home baker.
If you've ever dreamt of being a pastry chef, making your own macaron and cronuts or just exploring your 'sweet side' this will be a chance to chat to one of Australia's best patissiers.
Please join us for an intimate, fun and tasty evening!