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Zack Golper's Rose and raspberry St. Honore

This year you can attend the StarChefs New York Rising Stars Awards Gala on Thursday, April 11, from 8pm to 10:30pm at The Liberty Theater, with a VIP reception beginning at 6:45pm. The walk-around tasting gala will give diners the opportunity to experience 24 of New York’s top restaurants, including more than a few DessertBuzz Favorites, including Ashley Brause from DB Bistro Moderne and Zack Golper from Bien Cuit.  The evening includes beverage pairings and cocktails by the winning sommeliers and mixologists, in one location, for one night only!  A complete list of the chefs and ticket info is below. (more…)

Stephen Colucci's dessert from the 2012 NY Food and Wine Show

Local bakers and food bloggers will present an afternoon of signature desserts to benefit: CCAP Careers through Culinary Arts Program with $29 early bird tickets!


Foie gras with squid ink: Shaun Hergatt from the two-Michelin-starred restaurant bearing his name is just one of the chefs who will be serving some "street food" for guests

World Renowned Chefs and Photographer Join Together to Raise Funds for Action Against Hunger | ACF International

The eighth annual “The Great Gathering of Chefs” will bring together 150 of the world’s most renowned chefs and many DessertBuzz favorites on Tuesday, June 5th in a culinary effort to raise money for Action Against Hunger | ACF International, an organization that carries out innovative, lifesaving programs in nutrition, food security and livelihoods, and water, sanitation and hygiene to some of the most vulnerable populations in the world. (more…)

"Birch" dessert from Corton- Gawle's signature dish?

The DessetBuzz copy editors are on strike until I increase their macaron stipend–so it’s going to be one more day until we look at Corton’s desserts. Until then here’s some older content that was popular:

Yannis Janssens Foret Noire: Manjari, Kirsch Chantilly and Griottines

(This post is from June 2010. Check back tomorrow for new DessertBuzz content)

Last night I had the pleasure to attend the awards for the Top 10 Pastry Chefs in America presented by Dessert Professional Magazine at The Institute of Culinary Education. I was truly blown away by the quality of each and every dish – there was not one weak dessert. Even though each chef and their team had to prepare over 300 servings it didn’t seem to deter them from making really involved creations with many components (see home made chocolate covered pop rocks). Without exception, these were some of the most spectacular desserts I have ever eaten. Over the next few days (weeks?) I’ll be posting some video and going into more depth about some of the desserts. The first wave of pictures are below. Enjoy.


Killed by Dessert takes its first 50 victims

Posted by Niko on January 17th, 2012

Everyone has to go sometime, you might as well be killed by dessert. Francisco Migoya's eclair

On Monday night DessertBuzz attended “Killed by Dessert”.  Six of the country’s top pastry chefs came together to create and serve their “favorite things” in a special meal to benefit Share Our Strength.  The evening was a unqualified success.  There was something really special about the contrast of the casual dining environment of an industrial kitchen and the fastidiousness of top-level chefs and their teams working as if they were feeding the president. (more…)

A great event and a great charity!

Top 10 Pastry Honoree Francisco Migoya's Black Forest Pop

(Sold Out!) Six of the Country’s Top Pastry Chefs will offer their “Favorite Things” In a special dinner on Monday, January 16, 2012 in Brooklyn.

Net Proceeds to Benefit Share Our Strength (more…)

Lipstick on a pig from Tariq Hanna, Sucre - New Orleans

On Monday night I attended the “The Oscars” for pastry, also known as The Top 10 Pastry Chef Awards presented by Dessert Professional Magazine. Ten of the best pastry chefs in the US all gathered in one place who, along with teams of 4-6 assistants, composed and plated over 300 fancy-pants desserts for attendees. There’s no judging or competition here, just lots of appreciation for the skills and careers of these accomplished chefs.

Here’s a video of  Pastry Chef and Owner Tariq Hanna from Sucre in New Orleans, discussing his “lipstick on a pig” plated dessert he prepared for the Top 10 Pastry Awards on Monday night.

Tariq was a very popular figure at the pastry awards and his peanut butter-based dessert was a huge hit.  Watch the video to learn more.

More coverage coming soon.

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Other interviews from the 2011 Top 10 Pastry Chef awards:

Heather Carlucci-Rodriguez, Print Restaurant takes us through her chocolate bread dish.

Ron Paprocki, Gordon Ramsay at The London talks about his Valrhona Chocolate Mousse.

Francisco Migoya, Culinary Institute of America, talks about his Black Forest Pop.

Antonio Bachour, Quattro, talks about his Vanilla bean Panna Cotta with apricot sorbet.

Photos of all 10 plated desserts from the awards are here.  For coverage from last year’s event go here.

The CIA website is here. Dessert Professional’s web site is here.