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TOP 5 PASTRY CHEFS IN THE U.S. 2008

Dessert comes first for pastry chefs, and the quintet we have selected come first among them all. These five trained professionals proudly please palates with creations from lightly whipped to densely rich. Our five dessert devotees give you ample reason to save room.


Heather Chittum of Hook in Washington, D.C.
Heather Chittum
Hook
Washington, D.C.


An alum of restaurants like Notti Bianche and Michel Richard Citronelle, Chittum now heads the pastry department at sustainable fish restaurant Hook....Read more here.

Ethan Howard of Murray Circle in San Francisco

Ethan Howard
Murray Circle
San Francisco

Howard's playful dessert ensemble includes a hot butterscotch soufflé that reaches new heights in body and taste....Read more here.


Yasmin Lozada-Hissom of Duo Restaurant in Denver
Yasmin Lozada-Hissom
Duo Restaurant
Denver


Sticky toffee pudding, lemon icebox cake and rustic tarts forgo fancy fireworks and instead focus on intelligent flavors, making them easily relatable by all....Read more here.

Neil Robertson of Canlis in Seattle
Neil Robertson
Canlis
Seattle


Robertson's artistic flair from his graphic design past leads to some artful orchestrations created with the freshest Pacific Northwest regional products.....Read more here.

Adrian Vasquez of Providence in Los Angeles
Adrian Vasquez
Providence
Los Angeles


It's not unusual to see Vasquez play with spherical shapes, spices and savory produce. In his hands, ingredients can transform and take on an entirely new meaning....Read more here.




The dining room of Jean-Georges restaurant in New York City, one of GAYOT's Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S.

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RESTAURANT AWARDS 2014

Check out the 2014 edition of GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Issue, which features the Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S., Rising Chefs and more.

TOP 10 BREWPUBS IN THE USThese Top 10 Brewpubs in the US are prime places for locals to gather over great food and handcrafted beer made by small-time, dedicated brewmasters.