Macarons by Mad Mac.

Okay, I'm going to say this straight out. If you like sweets and you love dessert, you're going to want to go the New York Wine & Food Festival's SWEET dessert party on October 11th at 9 p.m. at la.venue at the Waterfront (608 West 28th Street, b/n11th and 12th Avenues). Judging from the array of desserts that you will be confronted by (see the entire mouthwatering list after the jump), this event may be shaping up as one of the greatest sweets fests ever.

41 of the best pastry chefs and bakers in New York will be putting out some of dessert's greatest hits. Pastry chefs repreentin' at this event include a who's who of New York sweets maestros and mistresses, including Johnny Iuzzini of Jean-Georges, Chocolate Peanut Butter and Concord Grape, Nancy Olson of Gramercy Tavern, Pumpkin Cheesecake with Lime Whipped Cream and Spiced Cranberries, and Michael Laiskonis of Le Bernardin, "Caramel-Raspberry." It will be in Serious Eats:NY parlance the ultimate sugar rush.

And thanks to the good folks at the festival, Serious Eats is going to be giving away four $175 tickets a week (two at a time) for the four weeks leading up to the festival. To enter to win just leave a comment on this post listing your favorite New York restaurant dessert(s). We'll notify all the winners as we go along. You only need to comment once, and you can only win once.

And if you don't happen to win, or don't want to leave it to chance, you can buy tickets here.


Abboccato Panna Cotta: Brown Sugar, Almond, Pomegranate

Mesa Grill/Bar Americain
Concord Grape and Plum Shortcake
with Cabernet Ice Cream

Bar Blanc
Poached Quince, Elder Flower Gelée
and Concord Grape Sorbet

Blackwell's Organic Gelato
Variety of Gelato and Sorbetto
served in a Mini Cone or Cup.

Roasted Bartlett Pear with Brioche Pain Perdu
and White Truffle Honey

Crumbs Cupcakes

Dark Chocolate Dacquoise with Tainori Chocolate Cremeux, Lemon Curd and Chocolate Rice Crispy

davidburke & donatella
C3 (chocotate-caramel-cardamon niblet)

Del Posto
Pane e Cioccolato

Butterscotch Pudding, Bananas,
and BBQ Potato Chips

Duncan Hines
Moist Deluxe Decadent Carrot Cake

Eighty One
Candied Braeburn Apple and Olive Oil Gelato

Fleur de Sel
Peanut Butter Chocolate Tart

Gotham Bar & Grill
Maple Walnut Torte, Warm Roasted Apples

Gramercy Tavern
Pumpkin Cheesecake with Lime Whipped Cream and Spiced Cranberries

Chocolate Fudge Brownies, Walnut Fudge Brownies, Espresso Bean Brownies,
Brown Sugar Blondies

Chocolate Opera Cake

Jean Georges
Chocolate Peanut Butter & Concord Grape Pop

Mini Miso Chokos

Le Bernardin

Levain Bakery
Chocolate Chip Walnut, Oatmeal Raisin,
Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip,
Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

Loews Hotels & Resorts
Loews Hotels CoolCone

Assorted Flavors French Macarons

Murray's Cheese
Selection of Fine Cheeses

New York Marriott Marquis
White Chocolate Tembleque with Hibiscus Jell,
Yuzu Curd and Black Sesame Oil

Sweet & Tart Apple Brioche
with Frozen Chestnut Mousse

Olana Restaurant
Sticky Toffee Pudding

ONO at Hotel Ganesvoort
Chocolate Sushi with Tapioca Caviar

P*ONG and Batch
Date Pudding, Domaine de Canton,
Caramel Chantilly

Park Avenue Autumn
Toasted Rice Pudding with Red Wine & Figs

Payard Bistro
Hot and Cold Piña Colada
Deconstructed Tiramisu

Per Se and Bouchon Bakery
Ginger-Scented Custard, Apple "Gelée," Olive Oil "Biscuit,"
Candied Apple with Apple Cider Emulsion
Assortment of Petits Fours, Chocolates, Macarons and Cookies

Ron Ben-Israel Cakes
Lemon Cake with Grand Marnier, Cranberry Butter Cream & Lime Zest
Chocolate Stout Cake with Malt Butter Cream and Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Peanut Budino with Chocolate Ganache
and Peanut Brittle

The Modern
Milk Chocolate Cremeux with Coconut Tapioca and Hazelnut Tuile

The Sea Grill
Chocolate Caramel Parfait with Espresso Cocoa Strussel and Guinness Stout Gelée

The Stanton Social
Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cupcake
with Peanut Butter Frosting

Tribeca Grill
A Taste of Tribeca Grill - Assorted Petit Fours

Warm Brioche, Maple Syrup,
Smoked Crème Anglaise

ice cream'wiches


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