On Sunday, I got to attend a press tasting for the 24th Annual U.S. Pastry Competition put on by Paris Gourmet at the International Restaurant and Food Service Show of New York. The theme was “Women” and I enjoyed the towering sculpted sugar showpieces and sampled some delicious cakes!
Luckily, I ran into blogging cohorts DessertBuzz, The Wandering Eater, and Finance Foodie. It was fun to talk sweets with them and to share the samples (this was 16 slices of cake we had to tackle) and our opinions on the submissions!
This one was my fave and Chef Sandro won second place!
The judging committee included major pastry chefs including CST faves Johnny Iuzzini, Michael Laiskonis, Dominique Ansel, and more. All in all, it was a fantastic way to spend a Sunday and I hope to do more events like these!