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Karen Demasco

  1. chef shuffle
    One of NYC’s Favorite Pastry Chefs Lands at the ABC RestaurantsKaren DeMasco is now the executive pastry chef of Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s ABC restaurants.
  2. the dish
    Acclaimed Pastry Chef Karen DeMasco is Back to Baking at HearthThe master of homespun cakes and cookies is milling her own flour and banishing white sugar.
  3. Interviews
    Sweet Talk: Chefs Chew Over New York’s Changing Dessert LandscapeKaren DeMasco, Alex Stupak, Brooks Headley, and many others speak up.
  4. Chef Shuffle
    Karen Demasco Leaves Locanda VerdeThis is the pastry chef’s last week on the job.
  5. Foodievents
    The Craftastic FiveA dream team celebrates Craft’s tenth anniversary.
  6. In the Magazine
    Underground Gourmet Gets Cheeky; Follow Blue Ribbon’s Cookbook TimelineSaltie and Cheeky are reviewed, a maple-roasted pineapple recipe, and more in the magazine this week.
  7. Most Important Meal of the Day
    Locanda Verde Gets a Bakery Café, Launches BreakfastAndrew Carmellini and pastry chef Karen DeMarco want Locanda Verde to be a neighborhood spot.
  8. Expansions
    Andrew Carmellini Is Fixin’ to Go Picnic-Style in Locanda Verde’sGet ready for fried chicken and pulled pork!
  9. Openings
    Carmellini’s Locanda Verde May Get Courtyard Seating (Plus: Menu Prices!)Plus, a look at the dinner and dessert menu, with prices.
  10. NewsFeed
    Karen DeMasco Leaves Craft; Who Will Carry the Cake Flag?Karen DeMasco leaves Craft, making us wonder if this is the end of normal desserts in New York.
  11. NewsFeed
    Nicole Kaplan Leaves Del Posto Major developments on the pastry front: Del Posto’s head pastry chef, Nicole Kaplan, who soared to fame as the chef at Eleven Madison Park (and, incidentally, as the creator of the Shake Shack’s custard), has left the restaurant. We had heard that it was to head the dessert program at the St. Regis Hotel or, possibly, one of its restaurants, but the hotel denies this. (We’re still trying to reach Kaplan.) Del Posto GM Alfredo Ruiz confirms that Kaplan has been gone since January 1, but that her full staff is still in place and doing her menu as before. Co-owner Joe Bastianich says, “The split was amicable, and we wish Nicole nothing but the best in everything she does.” Bastianich added that the restaurant is looking at a couple of people and that, when the hire does happen, it will be “big news.”
  12. NewsFeed
    Giant Dessert Spectacular Ushers in New York Wine & Food Festival The South Beach Wine & Food Festival was such a big hit that a New York spinoff was probably inevitable — and it will be thus! The local incarnation will begin with Sweet on November 16. And what’s Sweet, you may ask? Oh, just a “late-night dessert party” for 1,500 guests on the waterfront, featuring all the city’s top pastry chefs: Grub Street buddy Johnny Zs of Jean Georges, Michael Laiskonis of Le Bernardin, Karen DeMasco of Craft, and Nicole Kaplan of Del Posto. More pastry gods and goddesses will be added to the list in coming months. But there’s more, as Sweet is just a warm-up for the New York City Wine & Food Festival (their site just went live). It’ll be held next fall, and we’re predicting that it will be huge, even more of a hedonistic binge and bacchanal than the Miami original. In the meantime, Sweet should be a pretty good dry run. New York City Wine and Food Festival [Official Site]
  13. In the Magazine
    Thanksgiving for Foodies, DummiesOur Thanksgiving Dining Guide provided a plethora of options for eating out on the big day. But many people who refuse to cook on holidays do so because they like things simple and want to avoid too much decision-making, right? Well, it doesn’t get any simpler than Rob and Robin’s “Talking Turkey” short list, a look at just five Manhattan restaurants, all very fine, and all with special plans for Thanksgiving. Whether it’s Karen DeMasco’s pumpkin fritters at Craft or Daniel Boulud’s organic bird at DB Bistro Moderne, you can’t possibly go wrong with any of these places. Lob a dart at the screen if you have to. Talking Turkey [NYM]