Eric LanlardEric Lanlard
is a master patissier.Since arriving in the UK 18 years ago, the 39 year-old Frenchman has changed the face of British Patisserie, earning himself a reputation for inspirational cakes and an A-list clientele.
...Eric is now an established food celebrity in his own right.
illustrious career began at the respected Le Grand Patisserie, Brittany; where he
was voted Best Apprentice Patissier and went on to study the craft of Chocolatier with Arens-Scheer
in Luxembourg.When called up for national service, Eric
took up position as Captain's pastry chef aboard the French flagship Jeanne D'Arc, where he
cooked for world dignitaries, including President Mitterrand.
In 1989, Eric
was hand-picked by Albert and Michel Roux and brought to London, where he
was quickly promoted to run their entire Patisserie business.Eric
stayed for six years, during which time he
own ambitions and vision that would later revolutionise Patisserie in the UK. Laboratoire 2000 was established in 1995, bringing a fresh new style to the bakeries of London's leading retailers, restaurants and caterers.
"I wanted to bring together the traditional French crafts of Patisserie and Chocolatier with my own vision to radically change patisserie creations making them fun and personalised."Aware that there was a demand for the same inspirational cakes created on a bespoke basis, Eric launched Savoir Design in 2000, taking direct commissions for fabulous and stylish celebration cakes.Eric Lanlard
is a committed anglophile and loves all things British including regular trips up to Skibo Castle in the Scottish Highlands.His
love for travel is borne out of finding that secret, undiscovered retreat whether it be a hotel, boat or castle.Eric's obsession for quality and craftsmanship at work continues through to his
home life where his
love for watches, luggage and cars has turned into a hobby.He
is slowly building a collection of beautiful, crafted watches of his
own.Of course he
is a committed ,foodie' - his
favourite eateries include Le Gavroche, Brady's , South London's finest fish and chip café, Nobu and afternoon tea at Cliveden.Eric lives in Battersea, South London in a contemporary style house that has a celebrity link all of its' own , it was the home of Channel 4's
T4 studio from 2005-2006 , www.twovardensroad.com.
Other Ventures ...
In May this year Eric
latest venture , Cake Boy
, a retail emporium , housed in a luxury housing riverside development in South West London.Eric's new space includes a ,cake lounge' and a high tech and beautifully designed cookery school.Cookery School Classes will start in September 2007 , www.cake-boy.com.
The Pink Cookbook published to coincide with this month's Breast Cancer Awareness campaign is published by Hamlyn Books
containing a recipe by Eric
: Lemon and Passion Fruit Tart with Raspberries, priced £6.99.
Glamour Cakes by Eric Lanlard
will be published by Hamlyn Books
in March 2008.