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Boston Pastry Chefs Take Over James Beard House

By Scott Kearnan
September 19, 2013

On Sunday, October 6, six fixtures in Boston's top talent pool will have a chance to flaunt their flambés at the James Beard House. Dubbed "The Boston Tea Party," the event brings together pastry chefs Jared Bacheller (L'Espalier), Jaime Davis (No. 9 Park), Monica Glass (Clio, pictured) and Giselle Miller (Deuxave), plus Jeffrey Fournier (chef/owner of 51 Lincoln) and Brian Rae (chef de cuisine at Rialto). The half-dozen hot shots will show NYC how Boston does tea time, which means a spread of decadent confections like cranberry clafoutis with miso cream and white chocolate; candy cap mushroom cream with chicory shortbread; chamomile-fig financiers; and pear gâteaux with smoked walnuts and poached pears. More savory sandwiches will also be served, including one gem that features Rialto's house bacon with apple, walnut, gorgonzola and chive crespelle. Taking on NYC can induce a little anxiety (just ask any Red Sox fan), but we know the ridiculous talent at this Tea Party will rep us right. Otherwise, into the Harbor with you, guys. (Kidding, mostly.) For details and tickets ($80-$95) head here

Places Mentioned

L'Espalier

French • Back Bay

Food28 Decor27 Service27 Cost$97
 
 
 
Deuxave

American • Back Bay

Food26 Decor25 Service25 Cost$62
 
 
 
Clio

French • Back Bay

Food27 Decor26 Service26 Cost$86
 
 
 
Rialto Restaurant

Italian • Cambridge

Food25 Decor24 Service24 Cost$58
 
 
 
51 Lincoln

American • Newton

Food25 Decor20 Service23 Cost$46
 
 
 
No.9 Park

Beacon Hill

Food28 Decor26 Service27 Cost$79
 
 
 
 
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