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UPDATED: Last night Dessert Professional Magazine hosted the 19th annual Top 10 Pasty Chefs in America awards.  Ten chefs  from around the country (five from New York City) were honored.  After the awards, they served up some spectacular plated deserts.

Here’s what the chefs served last night.  Don’t forget to check back with Dessertbuzz later this week when we’ll have tons more coverage.  Including interviews with Johnny Iuzzini, Zac Young, Ron Ben-Israel, Christina Tosi and more.

Nathaniel Reid – Norman Love Confections, Naples FL

Caramel apple choux a' la creme

Caramel pecan sable breton

Damien Herrgott – Bosie Tea Parlor, NYC

Raspberry yuzu macarons from Damien Herrgott

Matcha green tea eclairs

Jean-Marie Auboine – Jean-Marie Auboine Chocolatier, Las Vegas, NV

Numerous styles of chocolates

Chris Hanmer – The School of Pastry Design, Las Vegas, NV

Pineapple confit, lime, passion and mango cremeux and lime coconut creme

Sally Camacho – WP24, Los Angeles, CA

Verrine-style plated dessert with mango passionfruit jelly, pecan crumble, basicl, banana cremeux, milk chocolate, dark caramel sauce, mouse cashew nougatine and lychee passionfruit sorbet

Savory pork bun (!)

Craig Harzewski – Naha, Chicago, IL

Milk chocolate complexite, milk chocolate beignets, pinot noir and cocoa

Sandro Micheli – Daniel, NYC

Almond dacquoise, milk chocolate parfait, salted caramel tuile

Marc Aumont - The Modern, NYC

Small dome with caramel mousse, cafe foam, caramel visoux

Passion and pistachio chocolate with dacquoise

Passion fruit, yellow kiwi sauce

Christina Tosi – Momofuku Milk Bar, NYC

Pretzel cake truffles

Chocolate chip cake truffles

Angela Pinkerton – Eleven Madison Park, NYC

Chocolate custard lavender meringue with cocoa sorbet dark chocolate cookie crumble, orange zest, cocoa crispies, cocoa meringue

Full Coverage of past Top 10 events can be found here: 20112010.  Follow DessertBuzz on Twitter for all your NYC Pastry news.  The Dessert Professional website is here.

15 Responses to “2012 Top 10 Pastry Chefs Awards in New York City”

I’m drooling on my desk right now.

Beaumonster, at least you can actually make some of this stuff–unlike most people :)

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Hi Niko,
It was a pleasure to meet you at the awards. I enjoyed the event immensely and the miniature desserts were divine!


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It was so nice to meet you here, Niko! Quick question: what is “caramel visoux” in The Modern’s dome dessert? I couldn’t find it with a Google search. Thanks! :)

@Meng–great to meet you too. I don’t know what it is I’ll ask the chef and see what he says.

This article is full of delicious pastry dishes.I am craving for pastry now and I want to have those pastries in my table. I am really enjoying to look at your photos and would love to recommend to see to my friends your lovely desserts.

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