Best of Boston

Best Pastry Chef

2010 Best Pastry Chef

Sarah Ewald

East Boston
In contrast to all the molecular tomfoolery of the moment (honey 'dust,' chocolate 'caviar'), Ewald's plates at Bistro du Midi are familiar yet refined. Ice [...] read more»
2009 Best Pastry Chef

Maura Kilpatrick, Sofra

Three years in a row? Really? Yet after scarfing down the fig and almond serpentines and ridiculously good chocolate cookies at Sofra, the bakery/mezze bar [...] read more»
2008 Best Pastry Chef

Maura Kilpatrick, Oleana

The best desserts mix strong technique with a blithe spirit of invention. Kilpatrick reigns on both fronts, yielding delicacies like nougat glacé with poached nectarine, [...] read more»
2007 Best Pastry Chef

Maura Kilpatrick

At Oleana, no one orders the warm chocolate cake or the crème brûlee. That's because, we're pleased to relay, there isn't any. Kilpatrick pays dessert [...] read more»
2006 Best Pastry Chef

P.J. Waters, Radius

P.J. Waters made his name at Via Matta with his irresistible 'mascarporeos,' whipped mascarpone with delicate chocolate cookies. At upscale Radius, he's let his imagination [...] read more»
2005 Best Pastry Chef

Stacy Klein, Pigalle

It was the delightful French pixie Amélie who set us on a quest for the perfect, crackable crème brûlée. And it's another sylph, Pigalle pastry [...] read more»
2004 Best Pastry Chef

Kristen D. Murray, No. 9 Park

Some desserts are among life's sweetest rewards precisely because they aren't too sweet. Kristen D. Murray understands this. Consider her walnut pain perdu, a soft [...] read more»
2003 Best Pastry Chef

Alex Stupak, Clio

After several luxurious courses of chef Ken Oringer's French cooking, concluding with dessert might seem excessive. But when the desserts are as delicious as those [...] read more»
2002 Best Pastry Chef

Maureen Kilpatrick, Oleana

There's something you should know about Maureen Kilpatrick: Her baked Alaska is such a dreamy, caramelized puff of fluffy, warm meringue with coconut ice cream, [...] read more»
2001 Best Pastry Chef

Paul Connors, Radius

We searched high and low for another candidate, but we've found ourselves hopelessly devoted to Connors' thought-provoking, palate-pleasing, meal-punctuating desserts. He breaks away from the [...] read more»