LUDOVIC AUDAUX began his career as a pastry chef at the age of 8 years … under his father’s tutelage. He trained in France, left for the Middle East in 2010 and worked for prestigious hotels in Doha and Dubai. Five years later he joined the Al Habtoor City Complex in Dubai. He oversees all pastry-making and bakery functions within the Group’s establishments.
Cream is fundamental to my pastry. It enhances the taste but also contributes to the lightness, plays with textures and brings fluidity
I use whipped cream, but also Chantilly cream when I want to make a more mellow dessert
In a mousse based gateau, that’s often served as a base, as well as in cakes to add a little softness and finally custards. Basically, most of my preparations use cream.
The “Salvatrice”, it’s my reinterpretation of the Paris-Brest. I use crème anglaise, ganache montée, and chocolate custard. The cream is essential because it brings all the lightness to the dessert.
Passionately, when I am cooking. And madly, when I’m tasting.
Honestly, I would say the St Honoré. It’s a real tribute to cream on both a visual level and on the palate.