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AGRIGENTE

Recipe for 12 25cl glasses

Composition

Supreme citrus fruit cocktail mousse
Citrus and tea gelée
Crème de faisselle with mandarin
Streusel

Supreme citrus fruit cocktail mousse

Proceed in the same manner as for the Bergamot recipe. Fill glasses to 1/3 of their height.

Citrus and tea gelée

Plunge the gelatine in cold water. Heat 1/3 of the puree, and dissolve the gelatine and the sugar in it. Add the rest of the puree and the cooled tea infusion. Incorporate the sliced fruit into your gelée at 20°C maximum. Fill your glasses with the almostthickened gelée.

Crème de faisselle with mandarin

Plunge the gelatine in cold water. Whip the cream and add the mandarin. Melt the gelatine in the microwave and pour it into the fromage blanc, then add the whipped cream. Mix. Fill the tops of your glasses. Place in the refrigerator. Garnish with streusel and crystallized sugar.

Creator
Ollivier Christien

Ollivier Christien, Pastry chef

Born in Brittany, into a family of restaurant owners, Ollivier Christien holds a CAP (French vocational training certificate) in pastry-making and bakery.
In 1986, Ollivier Christien worked for a year in New Zealand at the Bread of France restaurant. Back in France in 1987, he became the Pastry Chef for the Tirel-Guérin hotel (1 star in the Michelin guide) before joining in 1989 the 3-star Le Grand Véfour restaurant in Paris. Three years later, he left Paris and was recruited by another 3-star restaurant: Pierre Gagnaire's restaurant in Saint-Étienne, where he stayed two years.
In 1994, Ollivier Christien left for London where he worked two years as pastry sous-chef at the Dorchester Hotel. On his return to Paris in 1996 he worked for the Stella Maris restaurant (one-star in the Michelin guide) where he was recruited as the Head Pastry Chef. Subsequently, he spent three years as the pastry sous-chef at the Hôtel du Crillon, a 5-star hotel, under the orders of Chef Christophe Felder.
In 2000 he joined Les Vergers Boiron as Pastry Chef and also to handle the development and promotion of the brand around the world.
Starting in 2008, Chef Christien devoted himself to teaching by becoming an instructor at the C. Felder School, in Strasbourg and Paris.
Ollivier Christien applies the same rules to his life and to his pastry: "I have never disowned Brittany and I have always liked simplicity, thoroughness, delicacies and sensitivity. The main thing is that it should be very beautiful and fresh, with always changing recipes. Like one should be oneself." Ollivier Christien joined the team of Teaching Chefs at the Cordon Bleu Paris in 2016.

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