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Blue Mountains Tourist : Summer 2009 - 10
Jodie Van Der Velden of Josophan's Fine Chocolates and Café Josophan's in Leura has beaten top professional chefs to win an Australian chocolate dessert competition. At the Callebaut awards in the Hunter Valley, Jodie picked up two Australian Culinary Federation Gold Medals and won a trip to any of the Callebaut Academies around the world -- such as France, Belgium and USA -- for a training course. The winning dessert was named Palet d Or et noisette (pillow of gold and hazelnut), and was based around a five layered chocolate petit gateaux. The gateaux included locally grown hazelnuts, both roasted and caramelised, and was garnished with a lacework chocolate sphere and gold leaf. It was served with a zesty passionfruit cream, handmade hazelnut/chocolate ice-cream on a bed of chocolate soil with caramelised hazelnuts and a shot of hazelnut liqueur infused with cacao nibs, passionfruit and lime juice. "I was absolutely thrilled to win -- I couldn't believe it given this was my first dessert competition," said Jodie. "When I found out the other competitors included chefs from top Chef Hat awarded restaurants in Sydney, and professionals who have competed in international pastry competitions, I really questioned my entry. "There were a lot of additional challenges for me to get there, but I did, and I couldn't be happier ... Now I have the difficult decision about where to travel for my prize!" Find out more at www.josophans.com.au Another win for Josophan's look forward to helping improve and enhance the quality and presentation of the food and to work in a great team environment," says Pierre. Scenic World also has the Cableway Café and Terrace, which offers a selection of snacks and lunch items including wraps, foccacias, pies, hot and cold drinks and cakes to tempt your sweet tooth. Armed with their new looks, new menu and new direction, the Skyway Restaurant and Cableway Café are set to tempt tastebuds, whatever you're in the mood for. For further information call Scenic World reception on (02) 4780 0200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org summer 2009-10 www.bluemountainstouristnewspaper.com.au 19 Jodie Van Der Velden