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Chef Romain Avril's Hybrid Recipe Fuses French and Asian Influences

 - Jun 2, 2017
References: appliances.monogram & instagram
Appliance manufacturer Monogram unveiled its latest product range at a Toronto event, featuring a menu curated by chef Romain Avril. Known as the creative force behind local hot spot Lavelle's menu, Avril created a signature Crepes Suzette recipe for the affair, after being named Monogram's first ever Executive Chef.

Putting an Asian twist on a French classic dish, Romain Avril infuses his recipe with matcha green tea powder, yuzu juice, sake, and fresh segments of orange. Prepared using Monogram's 48" Professional Gas Rangetop -- an appliance equipped with 6 burners, and a built-in griddle -- this recipe is a contemporary version of a traditional menu item, and offers the perfect balance of neutral and bold flavor pairings.

While matcha powder has been dominating the food industry in the past year, yuzu's growing popularity is reflective of North Americans' growing desire to incorporate traditional Asian ingredients into familiar dishes.