Chefs' Choice: Desserts Slide Show
October 13, 2010
Throughout the year we asked the country's best chefs what desserts they were always hungry for.
Ivy Stark (Dos Caminos)
Jennifer Domanski (Fishtail)
"Chocolate-something. The more chocolate the better. That seems to satisfy me more than anything else. Even if I only have one bite."
Brooks Headley (Tisserie)
Richard Leach (Park Avenue Winter)
Jamie Sudberg (Stanton Social)
"Cookies. Anything with a chip."
Dana Cowin (Editor-in-Chief, Food & Wine Magazine)
Apple Tarte Tatin
Sandro Micheli (Adour)
Karen DeMasco (Locanda Verde)
"Apple Tarte Tatin. It's just classic."
The Spotted Pig's Banoffee Pie
Brooks Headley (Del Posto)
“Banana and dulce de leche [Banoffee] pie at The Spotted Pig. Something so insanely simple it can’t not be great. And I don’t even like banana.”
Katie Lee (author, The Comfort Table)
Rose Levy Beranbaum (realbakingwithrose.com)
"Passion fruit, vanilla, or peanut butter."
John Schenk (Strip House)
"Rocky Road ice cream."
Mourad Lahlow (Aziza San Francisco)
"Ice cream. Strawberry ice cream."
Will Goldfarb (Picnick Smoked)
"Vanilla ice cream."
Josh Capon (Lure Fishbar)
Ice Cream Sundae
Richard Capizzi (Bouchon Bakery)
"A really good ice cream sundae."
Govind Armstrong (8 oz. Burger Bar)
Erin McKenna (BabyCakes NYC)
"My favorite that I make is cinnamon sugar donuts. My favorite dessert that other people make is Pinkberry."
Patty Rothman (MORE)
"Chocolate cake. I'm a cake person."
Renato Poliafito (Baked)
"Chocolate layer cake."
Deborah Racicot (Gotham Bar & Grill)
“Tiramisu. When I lived in Boston, in Marblehead, there was a restaurant called the Grapevine, I think.”
John DeLucie (The Lion)
“Tiramisu. The thing about tiramisu is that even when it’s bad, it’s still pretty good.”
Dominique Ansel (Daniel)
“I’m not really a big fan of sweets, but if I have to choose I’ll say apple pie. I really like simple and tasty desserts.”
Matt Lewis (Baked)
“I’m all about apples. Apple pie.”
Concord Grape Sorbet
Johnny Iuzzini (Jean Georges)
"Something simple and delicious, like Concord grape sorbet."
Linda Villano (owner, SerendipiTea)
Marc Murphy (Ditch Plains, Landmarc)
"A slice of cheesecake from Pepolino."