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This is the fifth of Dean's best-selling books, published in October 2008.

The Menu
By David Laris and Dean Brettschneider
Photography by Aaron McLean
The MenuRRP S$45.00 before GST
ISBN 978-981-261-623-4
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish Cuisine.
(Sold in New Zealand by Random House New Zealand)
216 pages
Released October 2008.

The Menu is a collection of 15 five-course menus, from the breads at the start of a meal, to the starters, mains, desserts and petit fours, that promise to inspire and invigorate the home cook and host.

About the Book:

Co-authored by celebrated chef David Laris and master baker and pâtissier Dean Brettschneider, The Menu is an inspiring collection of 15 five-course menus suitable for use in the modern home kitchen. The menus, categorised by themes such as Celebrate, New Comfort Food and Contemporary Global Inspirations, provide guidance and direction for putting together a sit-down function with family, friends or even work associates. If preferred, the recipes can be prepared separately, or mixed and matched according to taste. Additional notes from David Laris on tableware, flowers, lighting, music and even conversation, make this book an invaluable resource for the aspiring home cook and host.

Reviews & endorsements:

“What a treat! Another wonderful cookbook by baker Dean Brettschneider, this time co-authored with top chef David Laris who brings a creative sophistication to the pages with his delicious dishes. David and Dean are a fantastic team, and by following their lead, you’ll be serving your friends the most inspiring of dinner party menus.”
~ Peter Gordon, The Providores, London, UK

“Two of the best culinary talents in Asia combine to create a series of stunning menus complete with wine suggestions. The brilliance of David Laris’ contemporary cuisine is beautifully balanced by the expertise of Dean Brettschneider’s innovative and instantly appealing pâtisserie and baking.”
~ Lauraine Jacobs, food editor Cuisine, NZ

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About the author:

Dean BrettschneiderDean Brettschneider is a professional baker and patissier with an international following. Known internationally as "the Global Baker", Dean is a professional bakery adviser, widely respected as a skilled and innovative craftsman. Working in Asia, the USA, Britain and Europe as well as in New Zealand, Dean has earned many accolades and awards in bakery competitions and exhibitions.
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David LarisDavid Laris
Internationally renowned chef and restaurateur, David Laris is the founder of David Laris Creates (DLC), a food and beverage consultancy, and the creator of Laris, an award-winning contemporary fine dining restaurant located at the prestigious Three on the Bund complex in Shanghai, China. Before his move to Shanghai, David headed Mezzo, Terence Conran’s flagship restaurant in Soho, London, where he earned the restaurant countless accolades for innovative and exciting dining. This is David’s first cookbook.
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About the publishers:

Marshall Cavendish International (Asia)
At Marshall Cavendish, our vision of enriching life through reading and lifelong learning is excellently fulfilled by our General & Reference Publishing arm, which is one of the largest general trade book publishers in Southeast Asia.
Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Pte Ltd
Times Centre, 1 New Industrial Road, Singapore 536196.
Tel: (65) 6213 9300
Fax: (65) 6285 4871
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