By Terry Trucco
Once again The Peninsula New York has proved you don’t have to eat pastry to enjoy it.
The showpiece of the hotel’s wildly decorative holiday lobby is a Snowpage family — roly, poly papa, mama and baby — cooked up from 90 pounds of white chocolate along with fondant (five pounds), sugar (three pounds) and a sprinkling of gold dust.
Sporting monogrammed scarves and the jaunty hats of Peninsula pages they’re impossible to miss from the moment you enter the hotel.
It took a team of five pastry wizards led by Executive Pastry Chef Deden Putra five days to fashion the family. Putra divided up his chefs so each snowpage had its own decorators. “That way each one got a distinct personality,” he says. (more…)