Philippe Bertrand

Jardin de Lune

 

Philippe's appetite for challenge and perfection naturally led him to excel. At just 28 years old he obtained peer recognition and the ultimate award when he became the youngest “Best Chocolatier and Confectioner in France”.

Recognized for his enthusiasm, passion and precision, he went on to run workshops and demonstrations for professionals around the world. He exercises his talents as the manager of the Chocolate Academy™ centre France.

For him, a successful dessert “finds a balance between flavours and textures in order to make you burst with pleasure".

"I love being surrounded by my team so that we can brainstorm, exchange and share. There is an old saying: alone we go faster, together we go further..."

"I love being surrounded by my team so that we can brainstorm, exchange and share. There is an old saying: alone we go faster, together we go further..."

 

"Horse-riding surrounded by nature, to completely disconnect from the intense rhythm of my professional life… Reconnecting with your wild side imbued with freedom, far away from social passions, enables me to go back to basics. This nourishes me and gives me the creative energy I need to come up with new recipes."

 

Pepper

Enjoyed raw or cooked, this vegetable can be candied just as easily as fruit. Its texture gives it endless possibilities in pastry making (decoration, inclusion, stewed).

 

Jardin de lune

Flavour

This sweet and savoury “Jardin de Lune” pursues the healthy dessert trend, as it is less sweet. It blends the natural sugars of local and seasonal vegetables. It has the advantage of being multifaceted, as it could be found in a pastry shop or be served as a dessert in a restaurant.

 

Texture

The multiple textures of this “Jardin de Lune” (in English, “Moon Garden”) can be discovered when tasting. The crunchiness, the softness and the creaminess are revealed on the palate, as the ingredients are each handled in a separate way. The beetroot crisps give it a crunchy texture, whilst still soft. Thanks to an extra-fine cut, the transparency allows us to discover the incredible structure of this vegetable…

Texture

The multiple textures of this “Jardin de Lune” (in English, “Moon Garden”) can be discovered when tasting. The crunchiness, the softness and the creaminess are revealed on the palate, as the ingredients are each handled in a separate way. The beetroot crisps give it a crunchy texture, whilst still soft. Thanks to an extra-fine cut, the transparency allows us to discover the incredible structure of this vegetable…