Surrounded by delicious decadence, The Food Channel’s Christen Nehmer, decked out in the required formal attire, sampled some of New York City’s most amazing desserts—and discussed them with their creators. It was part 3 of our trip to the New York City’s Wine & Food Festival. The event was called simply, “Sweet.” And it was.
Duff Goldman, Charm City Cakes, Food Network. The star of the Food Network’s reality TV series “Ace of Cakes” describes the two passions in his life: making cakes and making music.
Steve Evetts, New York Marriott Marquis. The executive pastry chef of New York’s biggest hotel reveals a surprising secret ingredient in his featured dessert: Pop Rocks.
Revital Melech, Abboccato Restaurant. Christen tries the Brown Sugar and Almond Panna Cotta with Pomegranate Seeds.
Johnny Iuzzini, Jean-Georges Restaurant. Johnny discusses the many possibilities for dessert-on-a-stick.
Pastry Chef Devon McDavid, Fleur de Sel Restaurant shows off his Peanut Butter Chocolate Tart and explains why he’s “all about the full fat.”
The Modern Restaurant. The pastry chef from The Modern (at the Museum of Modern Art) talks about where he gets the inspiration for his artful dessert creations.
Mad-Mac Macaroons and Madeleines. The man behind Mad-Mac waxes poetically about his line of fancy cookies in a charming French accent.
Ariel Hauptman, Greyston Bakery. Ariel explains how you can be a Do-Gooder by purchasing Do-Goodie Brownies, and discloses how many THOUSANDS of pounds of brownies they produce every day for Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.
Crumbs Cupcakes. While a juggler performs in the background, Christen learns all about cupcakes, including which flavor was chosen for the Sex & The City DVD release party.