Euro 2016

Euro 2016 – Catering

The Euro 2016 soccer tournament kicks off on Friday, June 10.

Chef Michael Kolafa and his team is offering a « soccer » menu starting at 19,- euros per person (20 à 120 persons).

Savour Michael’s original barbecue sauce on a rack of tender and juicy spare ribs and barbecued chicken. Side dishes include baked potatoes, corn on the cob and salad. Brownies for dessert.

Whether you represent a company or an association you have a great opportunity to create a festive event and enjoy the remarkable achievements of your favourite team as well as your chef Michael Kolafa.

See the following link for schedule of Euro 2016 games : fr.uefa.com

Michael Kolafa

Chef / catering

Tel. 06 08 54 16 08 or 0 950 640 522

Eiffel Tower pièce montée

The Eiffel Tower (a culinary innovation)

A traditional French tiered wedding cake better known today as a “pièce montée” consists of a structure of cream filled puff pastry balls that are assembled with large quantities of caramel.

The actual inventor of the first pièce montée, which back in the days went by the name of Croquembouche, was a royal cook named Antonin Carême (1784 – 1833). The original pièce montée consisted of a pyramid of fruit, walnuts and glazed chestnuts.

The one unpleasant aspect about a pièce montée that has existed for centuries is the awful feeling of caramel sticking to your teeth. Not having seen a pièce montée served with a toothbrush and toothpaste anywhere, I decided to revisit this recipe without dental accessories.

To assemble a structure such as the Eiffel Tower without using huge blocks of sticky caramel I created a rice cake with salted butter caramel. The light rice cake structure is served with a cream-based cake, adding a crunchy texture and a more balanced sweetness than that found in traditional recipes.

After some initial setbacks during the assembly process, I discovered that there is substantial engineering involved in building an edible Eiffel Tower. There is more to it than just rice and sugar. Please be reassured: there are no iron bars in this recipe.

I hope you will be tempted by this new innovation if you are organizing a Paris theme event. The Eiffel Tower comes with flashing light decorations and other goodies depending on time and budget constraints.

Michael Kolafa

T. 06 08 54 16 08