How to make the “Courtesan Au Chocolat” pastry from The Grand Budapest Hotel

If you watched Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel you probably marveled at the extravagant (and significant to the plot) pastries produced by the fictional bakery, Mendl’s. However, even though the bakery is fictional, the pastries are not. This video, done in the the style of the movie, gives you a step-by-step of how to make Mendl’s signature dessert, the three-tiered “Courtesan Au Chocolat” (transcript of the video here). L.V. Anderson at Slate even gave the recipe a spin in real life.

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