Steenberg, the award winning hotel on its own wine estate based on the oldest farm in Constantia Cape Town, celebrated "World Baking Day" in style this weekend by hosting Master Pâtissier and international celebrity chef Eric Lanlard (pictured centre) from the hit television programmes "Baking Mad with Eric Lanlard" and "Glamour Puds".
visit also coincided with the first ever Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc Odyssey 2013, a sensory celebration of its signature cultivar - one of the top white wines in the country.
whipped up a batch of his
Chocolate Hazelnut Muffins for the grand finale.
is currently attending the Good Food & Wine show in Cape Town and launching his
new recipe book Chocolat and tweeted during his
stay saying "Perfect start to the day … beautiful sunshine, breakfast outside with the best egg Benedict ever … @SteenbergHotel".
Eric has worked with some of the world's top chefs including being recruited by the renowned Roux Brothers in 1989 after leaving the French Navy and working his way up to their Head Pastry Chef.
then opened Laboratoire 2000, which was replaced by his
shop Cake Boy in Battersea Reach in 2005, which is both a cookery school and the premises for his
custom cake business Savoir Design.
publicised works are a croquembouche for the wedding of Madonna and Guy Ritchie, and wedding cakes for Elizabeth Hurley and Claudia Schiffer; as well as both the first birthday cake of Brooklyn Beckham
, son of David Beckham, and the cake for the Queen Mother's 101st birthday which featured two Corgis wearing tiaras.
also has his
own television shows on Channel 4 namely, Glamour Puds and Baking Mad with Eric Lanlard