How To Make The Starring Pastry From The Grand Budapest Hotel
According to Budapest producer Jeremy Dawson, the pastry “was part of the story from the beginning.” They asked a local baker in Gorlitz, Germany, where the film was shot (Anemone Müller of Cafe CaRe) to come up with something similar to a classic religieuse pastry. Then she worked with Anderson to perfect the final look.
The good news is that, when you leave the theater hungry, you’ll be prepared to address the problem. Although the fictional baker Herr Mendl would never give away the secret recipe for his confection, Anderson’s team was kind enough share Müller’s version, along with a video showing how to make it.
This may need to happen someday.