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From the PublisherRosalynn Carter Roland Mesnier's desserts were some of the finest pleasures we enjoyed in the White House. This perfectly delicious collection of his favorite recipes is a wonderful resource for bringing into your home the talent of one of the best chefs in the world. I look forward to trying them myself.
Nancy Reagan We had a lovely eight years at the White House and left with many fond memories. At the top of that list has to be Roland Mesnier, the pastry chef. At the state dinners I couldn't wait for the dessert to be served because it was always something beautiful — and tasty. Christmas was another special time because Roland would always make a gingerbread house and decorate it differently. One year he made a chimney of jellybeans, and the walk leading up to the house was lined with jellybeans on either side. All for my husband, of course!
Barbara Bush Roland is truly a great pastry chef — every dessert he created was a delicious work of beauty. He use his special gifts to serve his country in such a way that made George and me so proud to be Americans at state dinners. If there is such a thing as a "genius pastry chef," Roland Mesier is it!
Hillary Rodham Clinton What is so wonderful about Roland Mesnier is that his fantastic pastry and confections always look beautiful and taste divine. During our White House years together, he could work his magic for a small family gathering or a dinner for six hundred. Everything he ever prepared was made with love and an unfaltering dedication to the art of pastry making and the highest standards of his profession. In short, he is the best there is!
Laura Bush What does Roland Mesnier make with seven pounds of chocolate, six pounds of butter, and lots of imagination? Pure perfection! That is what President Bush thinks of his seven-layer chocolate birthday cake, which Roland makes every year. Knowing how much George loves baseball, Roland decorated one cake with baseballs and bats made of blown sugar. You could even see the wood grain in the bats. From birthdays to state dinners, Roland makes every event memorable with his whimsical desserts. His creations are a reflection of him — creative, original, and sweet as can be.