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Archive for June, 2012

YoArt frozen yogurt - they have an absolutely unreal number of toppings including dark chocolate shavings and s'mores

I’ll be doing a deeper dive on some of these vendors soon but I wanted to post some snapshots as a preview.  All of the shops featured below are worth a special trip for at least one of their desserts or baked goods.  The Plaza’s hours and links to the different websites are below.  Enjoy. (more…)

This year’s Top 10 event was a real blast.  Here’s a short video we made that I feel really captures the vibe. It features some of the awardees (and their desserts!)  There are also some surprise celebrity appearances–turn up the volume and enjoy!

More videos from the event are on the way. Follow DessertBuzz on twitter for updates.

Go here for part I of the Top 10 Event

Go here for Part II of the Top 10 Event.

Go here for past Top 10 events: 20112010.  Follow DessertBuzz on Twitter for all your NYC Pastry news.  Don’t forget to sign up for a subscription for Dessert Professional Magazine on their website.

The Awardees! Photo Robyn Lee, Serious Eats NY

Snapshots from Monday night: This is part II of our coverage.  Go here for part I.

The awardees yucking it up.  They each received engraved stainless steel mixing bowls and monster boxes of chocolate from title sponsor E. Guittard.  I believe they also received mixers from sponsor  KitchcnAid. (more…)

2012 Top 10 Pastry Chefs Awards in New York City

Posted by Niko on June 5th, 2012

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.

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Rhubarb upside-down cake with rhubarb mascarpone sorbetto and goat's milk gelato

I had dinner at Locanda Verde on Saturday and after a few awesome savory dishes we had three of Karen DeMasco’s comfort-style desserts.  The “masterful” Lemon Tart has been on the menu for at least two years and as I have said before it has no peer.  The rhubarb upside-down and carrot cakes, however, were new to me. (more…)

Three little pigs by Jennifer Gibling, pastry chef, Blue Smoke Photo: The Chef's Connection

This year’s Great Gathering of Chefs takes place this coming Tuesday, June 5.  And you can expect some great savory dishes from  some of the best chefs in NYC–all offering their unique take on this year’s theme, “Street Food”.  Each dish will also be paired with a beer that compliments the plate.

Of course we’re more concerned with the sweet side of things and luckily for us the Great Gathering has brought in a top notch squad of Pastry Chefs, seven–to be exact!  Read on then get your ticket below. (more…)