The legendary Palace Hotel’s Executive Pastry Chef, Renee Cade and her enchanting Gingerbread House–
I find the holiday season in San Francisco to be an exceptionally festive time, notably along Market Street with its effusive shoppers, clanging cable cars, buzzing trolleys, the tinkling of Salvation Army bell ringers, and holiday music wafting on the air. A favorite Market Street stop for me is the legendary Palace Hotel with its not to be missed Garden Court restaurant set under a stained glass domed-atrium–it’s the stuff of pure romance. But the hotel’s annual Gingerbread House situated in the lobby is equally enticing—actually it’s more aptly an 8-foot-tall by 16-foot-long Gingerbread mansion. This year, Executive Pastry Chef, Renee Cade at the Palace has raised the bar in Gingerbread House land with the addition of two gigantic snow globes.
I’m Tom Wilmer, come along and join me at the Palace Hotel for a visit with Ms. Cade. She’s so passionate about her craft and so much fun to visit with that I couldn’t resist having her share a taste of her life journey that led her to become a Pastry chef. And of course, her passion for making awesome deserts and her love of crafting the Palace Hotel’s annual enchanting Gingerbread House.
Listen to Executive Pastry Chef, Renee Cade on the Lowell Thomas Award winning travel show featured weekly on the NPR.ORG podcast site: Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer.Check out this episode!
Palace Hotel website: sfpalace.com
San Francisco tourism information: http://www.sanfrancisco.travel/