The Menu is a collection of 15 five-course menus, from the breads at the start of a meal, to the starters, mains, desserts and petit fours, that promise to inspire and invigorate the home cook and host.
Co-authored by celebrated chef David Laris and master baker and pâtissier Dean Brettschneider, The Menu is an inspiring collection of 15 five-course menus suitable for use in the modern home kitchen. The menus, categorised by themes such as Celebrate, New Comfort Food and Contemporary Global Inspirations, provide guidance and direction for putting together a sit-down function with family, friends or even work associates. If preferred, the recipes can be prepared separately, or mixed and matched according to taste. Additional notes from David Laris on tableware, flowers, lighting, music and even conversation, make this book an invaluable resource for the aspiring home cook and host.
Reviews & endorsements:
“What a treat! Another wonderful cookbook by baker Dean Brettschneider, this time co-authored with top chef David Laris who brings a creative sophistication to the pages with his delicious dishes. David and Dean are a fantastic team, and by following their lead, you’ll be serving your friends the most inspiring of dinner party menus.”
~ Peter Gordon,The Providores, London, UK
“Two of the best culinary talents in Asia combine to create a series of stunning menus complete with wine suggestions. The brilliance of David Laris’ contemporary cuisine is beautifully balanced by the expertise of Dean Brettschneider’s innovative and instantly appealing pâtisserie and baking.”
~ Lauraine Jacobs, food editor Cuisine, NZ