The King of Hearts
We stopped by Jules Catering’s busy kitchen one morning just before Valentine’s Day to pay tribute to ‘Wilmar, King of Hearts’ (more commonly known as ‘Assistant Pastry Chef Wilmar Aristizabal), who has been with Jules for 11 years. It was a heart-warming scene!
When we expressed astonishment at the hundreds of hearts that surrounded him and marveled at his expertise in ‘cookie cardiology,’ Wilmar shrugged, modestly observing that cookie preparation in February is “nothing compared to the thousands and thousands of cookies Jules bakes and decorates in December.” Surveying the Valentine scene, we found this hard to believe….
Isn’t it romantic?
Our heart stood still at the sight and scent of cookie dough being rolled, cut, baked, and adorned.
Other Valentine cookies prepared by Jules this year included plain shortbread hearts, as well as jam-filled hearts dusted with powdered sugar.
Still other offerings included almond, coconut, and French egg-white macaroons–in purple and pink!
Not just for holidays
As Wilmar wrapped a plate of assorted cookies for us to take away and “share the love,” he reminded us that Jules Catering offers a mind-boggling array of cookies and dessert bars–every day of the year.
Some client favorites include:
Lemon, Strawberry-Rhubarb, and Apricot Crumble Bars
Tea Cookie Assortments
Assorted Biscotti (Plain and Chocolate Dipped)
Assorted Shortbread (Plain and Chocolate Dipped)
Photo Credits: Liz Muir