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Save Room for Dessert: Ron Paprocki of Gotham Bar and Grill (Slideshow)

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Style

Paprocki says of his desserts, "My style could best be described as 'full-circle, but with a twist.'"

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Apricots

The apricots in this dessert come from Frog Hollow Farm in Brentwood, California.

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Precision

"Call me a geek, but I like it when something is right or wrong. I like the accuracy of my kitchen scales and my refractometer," he explains about the art of pastry.

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Roasted Frog Hollow Farm Apricots

The apricots are served with Madagascar vanilla cheesecake, thyme streusel, and apricot sorbet.

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Fruit and Chocolate

Fresh fruit and chocolate is an unbeatable combination, and they're two of Paprocki's favorite ingredients to work with.

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Balsamic Cherries

Paprocki tosses the bing cherries in a little balsamic.

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Valrhona

Loma Sotavento chocolate from Valrhona is his favorite chocolate. It's 72% dark and comes from their Dominican Republic plantation. "Valrhona has been helping the community surrounding the plantation as well. Helping to build a new school for the children, agriculture awareness and training are just a few examples of how Valrhona has touched this community," he explains.

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Cherry and Pistachio Mousse

This gorgeous dessert is served with chocolate dacquoise, bing cherries, and lemon quark ice cream.

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Strawberries

The strawberries in this dessert come from the Union Square Greenmarket, just a few blocks away from Gotham.

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Chamomile Ice Cream

The ice cream is made with fresh Greenmarket chamomile.

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Lime Confit

The lime confit adds a bit of tartness to this sweet dessert.

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Finishing Touches

Paprocki finishes off his strawberry coupe.

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Greenmarket Strawberry Coupe

The hyper-local berries are served with buckwheat salted streusel, strawberry purée, vanilla bean chantilly, chamomile ice cream, and lime confit.

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Save Room for Dessert: Ron Paprocki of Gotham Bar and Grill (Slideshow)