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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Prince of Chocolate Michael Recchiuti Talks Kings of Pastry at the Balboa

Posted By on Thu, Dec 9, 2010 at 2:01 PM

click to enlarge The birth of Recchiuti's signature burnt caramel truffles. - TAMARA PALMER
  • Tamara Palmer
  • The birth of Recchiuti's signature burnt caramel truffles.

Michael Recchiuti has signed on as an added attraction for a Saturday screening of Kings of Pastry, a documentary charting the pressures of competing in a prestigious competition called the Meilleurs Ouvriers de France (M.O.F.). The San Francisco chocolatier, a formally trained and (we can confirm) skilled pastry chef, will conduct a post-screening question-and-answer session. Some of Recchiuti's chef friends are featured in the film, and he should know what it's like to prepare for a prestigious competition like the M.O.F. And since it would just be cruel if he didn't, Recchiuti promises to come armed with plenty of chocolate samples.

Kings of Pastry Screening with Michael Recchiuti Q&A

When: Sat., Dec. 11, 7:10 p.m.

Where: Balboa Theatre, 3630 Balboa (at 38th Ave.), 221-8184

Cost: $10

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