Sure do love Elise Fineberg's pastries at Taste at SAM, so creative and playful. She mines childhood classics and gives them an unexpected turn.
I had lunch at Taste today just so I could try her harissa-spiked pecan pie (brilliant!) served with Beecher's Flagship cheddar ice cream. (How freaking cool is that?!) My sister got in touch with her inner Campfire girl and got the s'more, which was terrific too.
If there's a more innovative pastry chef in Seattle, I want to hear all about it. Do tell!
James Beard Foundation President Will Step Down - Susan Ungaro, who helped lead the culinary organization back from a financial scandal, plans to retire at the end of the year.
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