Best of the Day: Sugar Rush – July 29, 2015

Save room for dessert? At Harvest’s all-star pastry showcase, it’s all dessert.

Welcome to Best of the Day, our daily recommendation for what to check out around town. If you do one thing in Boston today, consider this.

Sugar Rush 2015

Desserts from last week’s Sugar Rush / Courtesy photos

Consider the hummingbird, that tiny harbinger of summertime, spending its days flitting about in search of its next sugar high. Envious? Well, now you can live the dream, and indulge your sweet tooth like never before.

For Sugar Rush, an annual all-star dessert extravaganza unfolding over the course of two weeks, New England’s top pastry wizards work their confectionery magic. Each installment features insulin-spiking creations from five chefs. Last week featured chefs hailing from Post 390, 80 Thoreau, Café Artscience, Deuxave, and Eastern Standard.

Tonight, Sugar Rush returns to Harvest, whose Brian Mercury nabbed our award for Best Pastry Chef this year. The full roster for the evening:

Molly Hanson, Grill 23
Molly Rabideau, Oleana
Jared Bacheller, L’Espalier
Brian Mercury, Harvest
Meg Thompson, Townsman

So push thoughts of dental bills out of your mind—it’s summer, after all—and head to Harvard Square to get a taste of the sweet life.

$65 per person, optional wine pairing $25, July 29, 6 p.m., Harvest Restaurant, 44 Brattle St., Cambridge, 617-868-2255, For tickets and menu highlights, visit