Happy New Year 2010!

January 1, 2010  •  Category:


At midnight in Beirut  on December 31st, 2009   fireworks exploded in the starry skies.


Our cake for New Year’s Eve was a creation of Anne-Marie’s. Anne-Marie is a childhood friend who  decided after a career in pharmaceutical sales in Paris to chuck it all and pursue her true passion, pastry;  she trained in some prestigious pastry shops in Paris such as Gerard Mulot and others and returned to Beirut; she works out of her home and her cakes and tarts have been popular with Beirutis, who have a discerning palate; her creations are exquisite  and taste homemade.

The cake below is a vacherin aux marrons, a meringue and chestnut cream cake. Anne-Marie  can be found most Saturdays at Souk el Tayyeb, the organic farmers market in Beirut, or can be reached at (03) 382-436.



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  1. oum mouncifrayan says:

    happy new year to you and your family too, kisses

  2. Ivy says:

    All my best wishes to you and yours . Have a wonderful and happy 2010

  3. Rosa says:

    Gorgeous cake!

    Happy New Year!



  4. Foodycat says:

    Happy New Year! What a magnificent cake – sure to be a good year after that to begin!

  5. Bria says:

    Happy New Year to you, too! I have to say that that cake looks GORGEOUS! Wow. What a lovely story your friend has. Good for her for pursuing her passion for pastry.

    By the way, I’m adding you to my blogroll. Yes, I’m finally getting it up and running. It will be in its own tab, under “Sites I Like.”

  6. northshorewoman says:

    nice to see fireworks of celebration in the sky over Beirut. May your year be blessed and joyful. Oh! I admire your friend Anne Marie! Not too many women dare to make the delicious decision she made to leave behind the lucrative job of pill pushing for the much more risky venture of pleasing people’s palates. How to get more women to see through her eyes?

  7. Aline08 says:

    All the very best for 2010! Best wishes 😉

  8. Azita says:

    Happy New Year and best wishes for 2010!
    What a stunning cake!

  9. SE says:

    Its been great to know you in 2009 and wishing you and your family a very happy and prosperous new year !!!

  10. pIERRE says:

    Plein de bonnes choses à partager encore cette année de part et d’autres de la Grande Bleue
    Je t’envoie les meilleurs voeux pour 2010 depuis Paris !!

    Ps le Liban m’attire de + en + !

  11. Dinners & Dreams says:

    Bonne année, bonne santé et le paradis à la fin de tes jours!

    Merci pour toutes ces fabuleuses recettes!


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