ESR (Ethan Stowell Restaurants) pastry chef Dionne Himmelfarb is putting on the ultimate chocolate cook-off at Tavolàta! Ten pastry chefs will create a chocolate dessert—then the crowd and three guest judges will decide the winners.
French company Valrhona Chocolate will be providing chocolate for each chef to make bite-size desserts for everyone to try.
Valrhona Chocolate is awarding the first place winner with a two-day pastry class at their new Brooklyn outpost of their acclaimed culinary school, L’Ecole du Grand Chocolat! Second prize will be dinner for four at any Ethan Stowell restaurant, and third prize will be dinner for two.
Participants include Matt Jones of Tallulah, Baruch Ellsworth from Canlis, Matt Woolen from Old Sage, Laura Pyles of Parchment, Karen Krol from Cantinetta, Alissa Frice from Frice Pastry in Portland, Artis Kalson from the Fairmont Hotel, Renee Bostad from Revel, Nica Falcon from Chocolopolis, and Himmelfarb herself.
All of the proceeds from the event will go to Children’s Hospital Uncompensated Care Fund.
Second time have gone to a ESR fundraising dinner. Fun time for a good cause although having dessert for dinner was a bit much. I feel like I’m 12 again digging into my Halloween haul.
Unfortunately forgot card at restaurant that matched each dessert to the chef who created it.