Best of Boston

Best Pastry Chef

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»
2000 Best Pastry Chef

Paul Connors, Radius

For the second year in a row, we've been unable to resist the delectable charms of Radius patissier Paul Connors. The mere mention of his [...] read more»
1999 Best Pastry Chef

Paul Connors, Radius

Like his longtime collaborator, Michael Schlow, Connors focuses on pushing techniques to their limits in the interest of maximizing flavor and perfecting texture. His chocolate [...] read more»
1998 Best Pastry Chef

Tom Ponticelli

Surely, you must have done something right recently to deserve dessert at the Four Seasons. Whether you choose a dense and delicious chocolate mousse cake, [...] read more»
1997 Best Pastry Chef

Paul Connors

This man does incomprehensible things with figs, pears, and berries—along with rich, dark chocolate and creamy creme brûlée. Desserts are by their very nature the [...] read more»