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.
Chanterelle Roasted Bartlett Pear with Brioche Pain Perdu and White Truffle Honey
Crumbs Crumbs Cupcakes
Daniel 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
Dovetail 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
Do-Goodie Chocolate Fudge Brownies, Walnut Fudge Brownies, Espresso Bean Brownies, Brown Sugar Blondies
Japonais Chocolate Opera Cake
Jean Georges Chocolate Peanut Butter & Concord Grape Pop
Kyotofu Mini Miso Chokos
Le Bernardin "Caramel-Raspberry"
Levain Bakery Chocolate Chip Walnut, Oatmeal Raisin, Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip, Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies
Loews Hotels & Resorts Loews Hotels CoolCone
MAD MAC 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
Oceana 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 “SAVEUR AUX POMMES” Ginger-Scented Custard, Apple "Gelée," Olive Oil "Biscuit," Candied Apple with Apple Cider Emulsion "DÉGUSTATION" 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
Spigolo 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
wd~50 Warm Brioche, Maple Syrup, Smoked Crème Anglaise
‘wichcraft ice cream'wiches