Dessert Professional. Each of the chefs were going to be there, whipping up desserts for the guests. I arrived with a big sweet tooth and some emergency insulin, and afterward, was delighted to find that some of my favorite desserts are regular menu items here in the city. Here's a rundown of the highlights:
PRINT at the Ink Hotel was serving up Chocolate Flan with Chocolate Sorbet and Preserved Black Currants, but the lighter side didn't stop there. She was also serving slices of chocolate bread topped with Salvatore Brooklyn ricotta and drizzled with honey. The simpleness of this dessert while being incredible delicious really appealed to me. Best part: you can get this at PRINT as your dessert.
Gordon Ramsay at The London) Valrhona Caramel Chocolate Mousse, Chocolate Sable, and Milk Jam with Quark Ice Cream. It had nice contrasting textures, and wonderfully balanced flavors. And yes, you can get this at the restaurant too!
Sucre in New Orleans (a place on my "To-Do" list) did make a special dessert for the event, but you can get it at other special events. "Lipstick on a Pig" was his spin on a peanut butter and jelly: chocolate bread pudding, macerated strawberries, strawberry macaron, and peanut butter powder. It tasted and smelled exactly like a peanut butter and strawberry jelly with a bit of an added treat in the bread pudding.
This wasn't nearly everything there and if you're hungering for more information, please hop on over to Dessert Buzz. There's even video over there!