If you’ve not heard anything about Wes Anderson’s new movie The Grand Budapest Hotel, you have not kept your movie knowledge up to date. A wonderfully delightful movie, it set a record couple of weeks ago as the highest-grossing limited- release opening weekend in movie history by raking in $800,000 in just four showings. One of the stars in the movie is the Courtesan au Chocolat, a cream-filled pastry made by the fictional baker Herr Mendl.
For the movie, according to producer Jeremy Dawson, they asked Anemone Müller of Cafe CaRe, a local baker in Gorlitz, Germany to make a pastry similar to a classic religieuse pastry. Müller then worked with Anderson to get the final look he wanted. Pastry plays an important role in the movie, to acknowledge that Anderson has released a very short movie named “How to Make Mendl’s Courtesan au Chocolat”. Watch the three-minute delight below on a lazy afternoon to horn your pastry making skills.