Motivation for the child trying to finish their food, a dieter’s pitfall, the one thing that will convince you that you have room in your full stomach — sweets are a treasured food item among many. Isle Casino Hotel Waterloo’s new dessert and pastry chef, Brendon Mangiapanello is excited to share his ideas and create delicious dishes for guests to enjoy.
Chef Brendon entered the 3rd Annual Riverside Culinary Classic on April 29 and walked away with a silver medal for his Strawberry Banana Torte. The award-winning dessert is made with strawberry mousse, a white chocolate and banana torte, topped with an almond brittle crunch and served with banana foster. A similar dessert will be introduced on a new dessert menu in Otis & Henry’s Bar & Grill this summer.
Otis & Henry’s isn’t the only place you can expect to see Chef Brendon’s creations. He will also be introducing The Buffet to some fresh changes.
“I’m going to bring in an action station where some desserts are made in front of the guest. I’m really thinking a “Willy Wonka” style of desserts and presentations,” Brendon explains.
There are also plans for him to showcase his talents on July 11 and 12 during the casino’s invitational Ladies Luncheon. He will show the ladies how to make Vintage Crème Brûlée in a variation of flavors such as vanilla bean, orange chocoste and caramel crème.
“I really enjoy taking a classical dessert and transforming it to a modern and different presentation,” said Brendon.
Get ready for some mouthwatering, gotta-save-room-for-dessert creations!