This is the lovely, luscious lemon tart I recently had at the W restaurant Trace. Turns out the pastry chef Janina O’Leary is a former protege of Pichet Ong, one of the best pastry chefs in the country. He will be in town for the upcoming inaugural Austin Food and Wine Fest. On Thursday night, Ong will be at Trace for a dessert dinner. I am so excited about this one, I will be leaving the Austin Food and Wine Alliance Live Fire event early to make it downtown in time for the dessert royalty. If you are a dessert groupie like me, call for reservations now. Here is the description from the Facebook page.
Start your Foodie Weekend early–Renowned New York Pastry Chef Pichet Ong and W Austin & TRACE Executive Pastry Chef—and former protégé of Chef Ong—Janina O’Leary, will be reuniting to host a multi-course dessert menu at TRACE at W Austin. Join us for a special three-course dessert dinner, that will tempt your palate in preparation for the weekend’s Food & Wine Festival. This collaboration includes a lineup of whimsical and delicious treats. Visit, http://
Named one of the Top Ten Pastry Chefs in America by Pastry Arts & Design and author of “The Sweet Spot”, Chef Ong is known for his visually appealing and innovative desserts have been seen most notably at Spice Market, RM and 66 and he has been nominated for the James Beard Award numerous times.
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$25 per person/ $40 with cocktail pairings by W Austin libationist, Joyce Garrison.