Watch out Zumbo, there’s a new name in the world of desserts and pastries! Christy Tania, Head Chef from Om Nom Restaurant at the Adelphi Hotel, showed why she’s the hottest name in food with her Mango Alfonso Om Nom dessert on Masterchef. The dessert, a piece of edible art, showcased Christy’s talent with pastry but was the worst nightmare for the three contestants up for elimination on Masterchef.
Christy described the dessert as “organised chaos” with different textures orchestrated with ten unique elements on the plate. With three hours to recreate the dessert, the contestants were stretched to their limits as they made choux pastry, mango mousse, tempered white chocolate, kalamansi sorbet and coconut spheres to name just a few of the elements required to make this masterpiece dessert.
The path to Masterchef has been an interesting one for Christy. Formerly a project manager from IBM, Christy realised that food and pastries were her passion and went to France to train in French Pastry Art at the Ecole Nationale Superieure de Patisserie, a prestigious patisserie academy run by renowned chef Alain Ducasse. After 12 months, Christy was selected for a highly sought after role at the Ritz Hotel in Paris. In the short career she has had, she has worked under world renowned chef’s Alain Ducasse and Michael Roth. Relocating to Australia she worked at Vue de Monde and Sake, and ultimately landed as Head Chef at Om Nom restaurant at Adelphi Hotel where you can see for yourself the passion and dedication she has for desserts.
To find out who was successful in recreating the Mango Alfonso – Om Nom in the Masterchef pressure test, visit www.tenplay.com.au/channel-ten/masterchef.
For more information on Christy’s beautiful edible art at Om Nom click here.
Images courtesy of Channel 10
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