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taste photoNEW CHEF IN THE KITCHEN

The kitchen just got a little sweeter. We welcome Bre Mangione as the Club's new Pastry Chef for Luna Express and Polaris Grill.

Bre's been baking since she was a teen, working in a small bakery and eventually managing it. She then attended culinary school in Napa Valley, Calif., at the Culinary Institute of America, earning a degree in baking and pastry arts.

But for Bre, it's all about entremets.

"They're multilayer cakes that consist of at least three different flavors and five different textures. In my opinion, there is nothing more difficult than making a perfect entremet," she said. "You need all of the components to complement each other while being easy to eat but complex to experience."

She relishes the complexity in crafting them, and the distinctive experience of eating them. "I'm always looking for something exciting to eat that gives food dimension, and there is no pastry that embodies that more."

And she has a few plans with her new position.

"I am looking forward to refining the pastries and the members' experience," she said. "Don't worry, I don't want to take away the classics, but I do want to bring an upscale, fine dining experience to our guests, specifically in Polaris Grill—something that will surprise and intrigue them and make dessert a must-have."

So indulge your sweet tooth and try something new. Visit Polaris Grill to taste one of Bre's creations; she's willing to share. "I hope everyone can stop by for the dessert experience," Bre said.


 


 
Executive Chef: Paul Marks | askchefpaul@bellevueclub.com
Polaris: 425-637-4608 | M-F 6:30-10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. | M-Th 5:30-9 p.m.; F & Sa 5:30-10 p.m.
Cosmos: 425-688-4650 | M-Th 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. | F 11:30 a.m.-midnight | Sa 5:30 p.m.-midnight
Splash: 425-688-3345 | M-F 11 a.m.-9 p.m. | Sa & Su 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
Luna Express: 425-688-3228 | M-F 6:30 a.m.-8 p.m. | Sa 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. | Su 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
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