For the fifth edition of the professional version of the Best pastry chef, Cyril Lignac and Pierre Hermé welcome a new juror. And not least.
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The change is now. For this new edition reserved for professionals, The best pastry chef offers itself a facelift: new castle (that of Neuville in Gambais in the Yvelines, where the very first edition of the amateur version took place), new mechanics (the two worst pairs of the first two events will compete opposite -to-face where they will be decided by Pierre Hermé) and new juror. Alongside Cyril Lignac, this year features Christine Bruawhich lovers of culinary programs have already seen in MasterChef, Who will be the next great pastry chef?, Top chef or even the classic version of the M6 pastry competition. Elected Best Restaurant Pastry Chef in the World in 2018, thanks in particular to her puffed sugar apple, she dreamed of another title: that of Meilleur Ouvrier de France, which she missed twice in the kitchen category.
From the stars to the golds of the Republic
For sixteen years, the native of Sarrebourg, in Moselle, officiated at the Pre Catelan (3 stars) where she meets Pierre Augefuture winner of season 5 of Top chef, with whom she still shares an almost brotherly relationship. Her destiny changed in 2019 when she became the pastry chef at the Élysée. A post which was offered to him following the dinner between the Head of State and Chinese President Xi Jinping. “I can tell you, I wasn’t showing off“, she remembers, amused. And it is indeed the only confidence on the Palace that Christelle Brua has given us. A reserve which contrasts with the piercing gaze of this little piece of 44-year-old woman who knows exactly what she wants. It is this determination that hits the mark in The best pastry chef. “I needed to consolidate myself on the generation that was arriving in pastry“, she analyzes in her calm voice. Because transmission is an important value for this mother of a 9-year-old boy. “And then, spending three weeks with Cyril is quite nice!“, she then slips mischievously.
A beautiful novel of friendship
Because these two go hand in hand. “We’ve known each other for years, so we just kind of worked naturally.“, she says about her sidekick. “We even almost worked together! She is one of the girls in the profession that I really like. She is very sweet and honest at the same time.“, continues the Aveyronnais. However, they have “didn’t always agree“throughout the competition.”Until the end“, underlines Lorraine. Which already promises great moments in the show …