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Stephane Motir Tribecca Grill assorted verrines

Friday night was the New York Food & Wine Festival “Sweet” event.  A rare opportunity to try some of the best desserts from New York’s top pastry chefs–all in one place.  This is part 2 of our report  (Part 1 with fan favorite Doughnut Plant and Johnny Iuzzini is here). 

Ron Ben-Israel - Ron Ben Israel cakes - Duo of Cakes

Ron Ben-Israel, fresh off the debut of his new show on the Food Network, Sweet Genius, showed off his cakes skills with a cake pairing: Salty Godiva chocolate cake with salty pistachio and mascarpone filling and an almond cake with brown sugar and  apple fillings.  For a review of Ron’s new show, Sweet Genius go here.

Catrine Oscarson, Mas Farmhouse Date cake with cinnamon caramel cranberry compote and yogurt mousse

Catrine Oscarson from Mas Farmhouse brought a date cake with cinnamon caramel cranberry compote and yogurt mousse.  She also brought some House-made marshmallows as well.  Catrine’s desserts from Mas were featured on these pages a few weeks ago.

Mad Mac's Macarons - fall collections #1

The colorful and flavorful French macarons from Ludovic Augendre and Florian Bellanger of Mad Mac.

Allison Kave from First Prize Pies - Hot Chocolate Pie with Godiva Chocolate

Allison Kave from from First Prize Pies transported us to a New England bed and breakfast with her Hot Chocolate Pie with Godiva Chocolate.  This was no ordinary pie–it had a serious spicy kick to it.  You can find Allison selling her pies at the Hester Street Fair.  Look for a video of Allison talking about this pie later this week.

Stephen Collucci Colicchio and Sons

Stephen Colluci from Colicchio and Sons - Peanut butter chocolate pretzel tart with banana malted milk

Stephen Colluci from Colicchio and Sons brought a beautifully composed dish containing a peanut butter chocolate pretzel tart and banana malted milk.  He also had a huge tub of dark chocolate pieces with pretzels.  The banana malted milk was not sweet at all which  helped cut the sweetness factor of the tart.  Look for a video of Stephen talking about his dish later this week.

Confetti Cakes Elisa Strauss Godiva White Chocolate Push Pops

Elisa Strauss used a cool “push-up” apparatus to house her delicious White Chocolate layer cake.  Look for a video of Elisa talking about her cakes soon.

Deborah Racicot from Gotham Bar and Grill - Cinnamon cheesecake with roasted figs

Deborah Racicot from Gotham Bar and Grill brought a cinnamon cheesecake with roasted figs.  The roasted figs added some texture to her silky smooth cheesecake.  Gotham Bar and Grill has been putting out superb desserts for years.  Go here for DessertBuzz coverage of Gotham Bar and Grill desserts.

Gustavo Tzoc - Abe and Arthur's French toast bread pudding Godiva chocolate chip butter pecan ice cream

Long time DessertBuzz favorite Gustavo Tzoc from Abe and Arthur’s brought a “comfort food” dessert of French toast bread pudding and Godiva chocolate chip butter pecan ice cream.  Read and interview with Gustavo Tzoc from the DessertBuzz archives here.

Ashley Brauze from DB Bistro Moderne - Plum Delice: Ricotta Mousse, cornmeal poundcake, plum gelee, candied corn

Ashley Brauze from DB Bistro Moderne brought one of my favorite desserts of the evening.  She said  this light dessert was meant to compliment all the chocolate desserts that were expected to be on hand.  I found the “Plum Delice”  (Ricotta Mousse, cornmeal poundcake, plum gelee and candied corn) to be really light and flavorful–the candied corn was a nice touch as well.  Look for a video of Ashley talking about the dessert in the coming weeks.

Katherine Thompson of Dell’ Anima brought a Sicilian ricotta with bittersweet Godiva chocolate and candied cranberries.

Stephane Motir Tribecca Grill assorted verrines

Stephan Motir - Tribecca Grill a selection of verrines

Stephan Motir from Tribecca Grill brought a number of superb verrines that tasted as good as they looked.  My favorite was the black forest cake verrine.

Alessandra Altieri Bouchon Bakery - Chocolate caramel peanut butter parfait

Alessandra Altieri from DessertBuzz favorite Bouchon Bakery brought a Chocolate caramel peanut butter parfait (and a few hundred macarons).  More coverage of Bouchon on DessertBuzz  is here.

Colleen Grapes from The Harrison - Sticky toffee pudding with bourbon custard and orange

Colleen Grapes from The Harrison brought a sticky toffee pudding with bourbon custard and orange pieces.

Stanton Social Jaime Sudberg - Fall parfait spiced panna cotta with Pom Gelee

Jaime Sudberg of the Stanton Social brought a beautifully photogenic dish: Fall parfait spiced panna cotta with Pom Gelee.

Sandro Micheli from Adour at Alain Ducasse

Sandro Micheli Adour at Alain Ducasse Roasted Cranberry Crumble whipped vanilla cream

Andro Micheli of Adour (at Alain Ducasse) brought a  roasted cranberry crumble with whipped vanilla cream.  This dish also reminded me of a New England or Vermont bed and breakfast–it was like a bite size apple crisp except made with cranberries.

Go here for Part I of this feature.

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Here’s a listing of chef’s and their restaurants:

Abe & Arthur’s Restaurant Gustavo Tzoc www.abeandarthurs.com
Adour Alain Ducasse at The St. Regis Sandro Micheli www.adour-stregis.com
Bouchon Alessandra Altieri www.bouchonbakery.com
Colicchio and Sons Stephen Collucci www.colicchioandsons.com
Confetti Cakes Elisa Strauss www.confetticakes.com
db Bistro Moderne Ashley Brauze www.dbbistro.com
dell’anima Katherine Thompson www.dellanima.com
First Prize Pies Allison Kave www.firstprizepies.com
Gotham Bar and Grill Deborah Racicot www.gothambarandgrill.com
Mad Mac Ludovic Augendre and Florian Bellanger www.madmacnyc.com
Mas (farmhouse) Catrine Oscarson www.masfarmhouse.com
Ron Ben-Israel Cakes Ron Ben-Israel www.weddingcakes.com
The Harrison Colleen Grapes www.theharrison.com
The Stanton Social Jaime Sudberg  www.thestantonsocial.com
Tribeca Grill Stéphane Motir  www.myriadrestaurantgroup.com

5 Responses to “2011 New York Food & Wine Festival Sweet Event: Part II”

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The new Bouchon bakery in Rockefeller Center in incredible, they always have something new and exiting to try, that’s because of the young and talented Chef Alessandra Altieri.

AA, Agreed Bouchon is fantastic. I’ve never met Alessandra but she must be good to work for Keller and Co.

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