In an effort to grab the attention of restaurateur and chef Thomas Keller, a Canadian baker made a miniature gingerbread version of Keller's Bouchon Bakery. The edible scene is an extremely detailed replication of the original bakery located in Napa Valley. Pastry cook Oliver Bernardino spent 70 hours on the project, using personal photos, Internet research and the Bouchon Bakery cookbook for reference.
Currently exhibiting at the Vancouver Hyatt as part of their Gingerbread Lane benefit, the replica includes even the smallest details. This extends to Keller's blue apron, picnic tables, garbage cans, surrounding shrubberies and even their seasonal decor. While it remains to be seen if the endeavor will land Bernardino his dream job, his creative offering is on display until January 1st.
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