There are so many things to love about this job, but when notable Monterey pastry chefs from Parker-Lusseau Pastries bring you an assortment of cakes and pastries to taste in the middle of a day-long meeting…well, let’s just say they never get such treatment at my husband’s workplace!
Sure, Parker-Lusseau also delivered a delicious lunch. As I made my way through my curried tuna with freshly-baked wholegrain bread, I was already convinced this company knew their stuff. And then came dessert.
We knew it’d be nothing short of silly if we came to Monterey and didn’t order cakes from a place that makes wedding pastries as gorgeous as, well, Exhibit A:
To properly sample the wares of this Certified By The Guide wedding vendor, we’d each prepared for this day by ordering a mini-tart or piece of cake to taste in advance, and when they arrived we laid them all out on a plate so we could pass them around.
As we looked at the plate of decadence, we all muttered versions of the same tired ladylike line: “How will we finish this? It’s just so much!” I’m both proud and slightly ashamed to say that a few minutes later the plate was almost clean.
Could you blame us? Look at this menu: Chocolate mousse and raspberries with pistachio cake, double lemon tart, tiramisu, chocolate mousse combined with creme brulee and flourless chocolate cake (yup, that’s one cake!)...
Several hours later, after our initial sugar high had subsided, we dipped into a box of rich Parker-Lusseau truffles. You know, just because.
This wasn’t a day to count calories. It was a day to count our blessings: We’d found a company that not only knows their way around cakes and tarts, they also deliver them to your doorstep.