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Karen DeMasco of Locanda Verde Cranberry Spiced griddle cake with Mascarpone Gelato

We’re big fans of Karen DeMasco’s pastry here at DessertBuzz.  Her desserts are always interesting and always delicious.  From fancied-up mini-rhubarb pies to lemon tarts–we dig them all.

Karen DeMasco Mini Rhubarb Pie

When she was at Craft there seemed to be more emphasis on classic high-end restaurant desserts like chocolate souffles.  Now at Locanda Verde the desserts are more casual.  Here’s a video of Karen telling us about the dish she brought to the 2011 New York Food and Wine “Sweet” event, a cranberry spiced griddle cake with mascarpone gelato.  Go here to read more about Karen DeMasco.

Lemon Tart from Locanda Verde in New York City

Nutella cookie from Locanda Verde Bakery Counter

Locanda Verde’s web site is here.

Locanda Verde is located at 377 Greenwich Street (off North Moore St.)

2 Responses to “Karen DeMasco at the 2011 New York Food & Wine Show Sweet event”

oh my! i love karen’s creations!

[...] A few weeks ago one of the members of our small, unofficial, dessert club suggested Locanda Verde for our second outing.  The suggestion was probably the easiest restaurant “sell” in history given that the three of us are such big fans of Karen Demasco’s baker-centric desserts.  I had also been itching to revisit Locanda Verde’s latest dessert menu since seeing Ms. DeMasco at the New York Food and Wine Show “Sweet” event where she brought some cranberry spiced griddle cakes with mascarpone gelato. [...]

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