Caitlin Freeman has been creating gorgeous, inventive desserts for the Blue Bottle Coffee Bar at SFMOMA for a few years now, and we’ve shared a couple of them with you — including her famed Mondrian cake — during that time. She takes inspirations from the artworks that are both indirect and literal, like the knitted blue doily underneath this dessert inspired by a Matisse portrait containing a blue sweater. Now Food & Wine has featured Freeman in the April issue, in anticipation of her upcoming book Modern Art Desserts, coming out April 16. They had her create a group of Italian desserts modeled after works of art, including a nectarine pavlova after Modigliani’s Portrait of Lunia Czechowska, and a strawberry tartlet on vintage china modeled after Giovanni Battista Moroni’s “Portrait of a Woman With a Fan.” [Food & Wine]
The Modigliani portrait, and the nectarine pavlova it inspired.