Recipe: Dark Chocolate–Passion Fruit Tart

Megan Romano's recipe for Dark Chocolate Passion Fruit Tart, from the James Beard Foundation When Charlie Palmer's team claimed the Beard House kitchen earlier this month, Megan Romano and Jennifer Yee, who supervise sweets at Aureole's Las Vegas and New York locations, respectively, put out two technically impressive desserts. Romano contributed this towering tropical tart, joined by passion fruit semifreddo, passion fruit–tangerine sorbet, and tangerine gelée. If you're looking for a challenge, this is it. (Yee served a plum soup with green grape sorbet, horchata gelée, and rice cluster,

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Recipe: Chilled Plum Soup with Green Grape Sorbet, Horchata Gelée, and Crispy Rice Clusters

Recipe for Chilled Plum Soup with Green Grape Sorbet, Horchata Gelée, and Crispy Rice Clusters from the James Beard Foundation This striking plum soup from Aureole's Jennifer Yee showcases an array of contrasting flavors and textures. If you make the sorbet and gelée ahead of time, the dessert becomes a completely feasible finale for your next dinner party.

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Eye Candy: Beard House

Strawberry soup Pastry chef Jennifer Yee of Aureole served this cold strawberry soup at the Beard House last Tuesday. To keep the sweetness in check, she included a scoop of tangy queso fresco ice cream and a teetering slab of ancho meringue. Take a look at more pictures from the meal, which also featured the cooking of JBF Award winner Chris Lee, Jason Dady, and Daniel Patino. August 25, 2009, The Beard House, NYC (Photo by Erin Gleeson)

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