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Eye Candy: ​Lemon Balm Tarts with Raspberries and Rosé Jelly at Chefs & Champagne

Hilary Deutsch

August 17, 2015

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At last month's 25th anniversary of Chefs & Champagne®, our annual summer tasting party in the Hamptons, we honored television personality, chef, and cookbook author Carla Hall​ with flowing Champagne Taittinger, the wines of Wölffer Estate Vineyard, and delectable culinary offerings from a select group of over 40 celebrated chefs. During our much-anticipated fête, chef Colleen Grapes of New York City's Oceana served perhaps one of the daintiest desserts of the evening: subtly sweet lemon balm tarts with raspberries and a gorgeous rosé jelly, all sitting atop a crispy shortbread base. The bright lemon cream was given a burst of flavor from the ripe summer raspberries and couldn't look any prettier with a final flourish of garden flowers. These sweet little treats had us swooning all night! 

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Hilary Deutsch is editorial assistant at the James Beard Foundation. Find her on Instagram.