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Archive for the 'Donatella' Category

Rainbow cookie gelato sandwich filled with house-made vanilla gelato

I usually hate getting scooped.  But in this case it meant big-time publicity for a pastry chef I admire, Andrea Jarosh at Donatella. And, it made for a good pun since the item I was “scooped” on was an ice cream sandwich. (more…)

Donatella: not just for pizza!

Last week, I finally got back to Donatella and was joined by Blondie and Team Dessert Hunter’s ™ resident chocolate expert, to try some of their new desserts.  A few weeks ago I posted a video of Donatella’s pastry chef Andrea Jarosh at the 2011 New York Food and Wine Show telling us about her awesome cannoli–but this visit would focus on their tiramisu, cupcakes and awesome chocolate chip cookies.  Prior to the desserts we did have two great pizzas and fried calamari.  For more on the savory side check out Blondie & Brownie or Feisty Foodie. (more…)

I have found that New Yorkers are particular about their hot chocolate.  Usually, they fall in one of two camps:

1) The hot-chocolate-as-dessert camp.  These people believe that no hot chocolate is too thick or too sludge-like.  They’re happy if a plastic spoon can be stood on end, supported only by the pudding-like contents.  They view hot chooclate as a meal.

2) The hot-chocolate-is-a-drink-like-coffee camp.  These people are no less fussy about quality, percent cacao, etc. but they believe that you should be able to drink hot chocolate easily in any situation where you would drink coffee or tea.  If they get a cup of hot chocolate and notice that it spills easily they are happy.  (more…)

Donatella cannoli by pastry chef Andrea Jarosh

I was happy to hear that Andrea Jarosh, one of my favorite young pastry chefs was going to be bringing her skills to the 2011 New York Food and Wine Sweet event.   Andrea is a native New Yorker so it was no surprise that she decided to showcase a dessert with a rich history that’s also become quite popular recently.  If you think all cannoli have to be sugary sweet and heavy, you owe yourself a visit to Donatella restaurant to see what the real deal tastes like.  These cannoli are incredibly light and flavorful and have created a loyal following in Chelsea.  Watch the video of Andrea at the New York Food and Wine Sweet after the jump. (more…)

Plated dessert from Karen DeMasco of Locana Verde

Last night was the New York Food & Wine Festival “Sweet” event and the desserts on display were truly awesome.  Rarely are so many of New York’s best pastry chefs and their desserts all in one place at the same time.  Here’s Part 1 (Part @ is here) of some  of best plates on hand:

Johnny Iuzzini's Crispy Godiva Chocolate and Praline Pop with Cranberry

Johnny Iuzzini’s booth was mobbed all night.  I thought he would win the fan prize but he was just beaten by The Doughnut Plant.  More from Johnny Iuzzini of Jean Georges on Dessertbuzz. (more…)

New York Food and Wine Festival - Sweet Event sponsored by Godiva

New York Food and Wine Festival - Sweet Event on September 29th, sponsored by Godiva

I can’t believe how many Dessert Buzz favorites are attending the “Sweet” event at the New York Food and Wine Festival (Tonight!).  It will be a truly awesome event this for any attendee, so grab your tickets asap since this event will sell out. EVENT IS SOLD OUT! Pastry chefs attending the event who have been featured on DessertBuzz  include  Francois Payard (interview) of Francois Chocolate Bar, Gustav Tzoc (interview) of Abe and Arthur’s, Andrea Jarosh of Donatella, Michelle Park of Kyotofu, Karen DeMasco of Locanda Verde, Catrine Oscarson of Mas, Ludovic Augendre and Florian Bellange of Mad Mac, Johnny Iuzzini of Jean Georges, Alison Kave of First Prize Pies and Ron Ben-Israel Cakes,  Details below.

Don't miss Andrea Jarosh's desserts at the New York food and wine sweet event - sponsored by Godiva

Andrea Jarosh's Sfogliatella dessert from Donatella

Karen DeMasco Mini Rhubarb Pie

Mad-Mac's Macarons

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New York Food and Wine Festival - Sweet Event sponsored by Godiva

New York Food and Wine Festival - Sweet Event on September 29th, sponsored by Godiva

I can’t believe how many Dessert Buzz favorites are attending the “Sweet” event at the New York Food and Wine Festival this year.  It will be a truly awesome event this for any attendee, so grab your tickets asap since this event will sell out.   Pastry chefs featured on DessertBuzz  include  Francois Payard (interview) of Francois Chocolate Bar, Gustav Tzoc (interview) of Abe and Arthur’s, Andrea Jarosh of Donatella, Michelle Park of Kyotofu, Karen DeMasco of Locanda Verde, Catrine Oscarson of Mas, Ludovic Augendre and Florian Bellange of Mad Mac, Johnny Iuzzini of Jean Georges and Alison Kave of First Prize Pies.  Details below.

Don't miss Andrea Jarosh's desserts at the New York food and wine sweet event - sponsored by Godiva

Andrea Jarosh's Sfogliatella dessert from Donatella

Karen DeMasco Mini Rhubarb Pie

Mad-Mac's Macarons

(more…)