Category Archives: mother’s day celebration

Meet the Chefs… Pastry Chef, Shawn Dresser of Rowes Wharf Sea Grille

Pastry Chef Shawn Dresser

Shawn was born and raised in Abington, Massachusetts, Shawn Dresser realized his passion for culinary at the young age of eight. He found a love for cooking shows and admired through his screen the talents of Julia Child and Jacques Pépin. Picking up new skills along the way, Shawn committed to cooking full Sunday dinners for his family, unknowingly beginning his successful career in hospitality.

Despite his young age, Shawn always showed an eagerness to learn and grow as a chef- even asking for a wok on his 10th birthday! This drive and passion to succeed only grew …

 

Meet the Chefs…Jakob White & Fernanda Tapia of Comedor

Comedor chef-owner duo Fernanda Tapia & Jakob White met while
studying culinary arts at Boston University and after years of working in
kitchens in and around Boston, they decided to open their dream restaurant.
Hailing from their respective backgrounds, upstate New York and Santiago,
Chile, they pair their childhood flavors with the technique and skills they
accumulated over the years to create the food they serve at Comedor.

Each and every year during the week of Boston Bakes for
Breast Cancer,they create a special ice cream flavor.  100% of the sales from their creatively
crafted ice cream flavor supports breast cancer. Visit them, save room for dessert.  Indulge, …

 

Meet the Chefs… Kerry Levesque of Artisan Bistro

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With just over a decade of professional pastry experience,
including a degree from the Culinary Institute of America, Kerry Levesque has become one of the youngest
talents to helm The Ritz-Carlton, Boston’s hotel pastry program. In her role as
Pastry Supervisor at the hotel, she has elevated the pastry program to
widespread acclaim. According to the hotel’s Executive Chef Robert
Bruce, Kerry’s pastry department touches every area of the hotel,
from desserts in Artisan Bistro and Avery Bar, to seasonal ballroom buffets
with extravagant party stations, to creating highly personalized
and themed guest amenities. She’s also been the creative force behind the
hotel’s holiday pastry décor which is seen and …

 

Heading to the Fireplace the Week of Boston Bakes!

Yesterday, I received an incredible email from our good friend Jim Solomon, chef and owner of the Fireplace in Brookline, Massachusetts. Jim’s email gave me the “heads-up” on his dessert, knowing I would want to make a reservation! He was right!
Jim has been a supporter of Boston Bakes for more years than I can remember.  The Fireplace and Jim are all about Americana!   His restaurant is all about embracing the foods of New England, simple and deliciously prepared, homey and comfy. The Fireplace is also a certified green restaurant.
In the early years of Boston Bakes, Jim would serve a wonderful …

 

335 in 113 in 2013!

Boston is in the process of healing. It will take time.  Strong and united Boston stands.  Listening to Stephen Colbert talk about Boston and who we are, humorous but true! Hearing the national anthem being sung at the Bruin game last night shows our unity and spirit.  
The victims and their families are always in our thoughts.  It is still unimaginable but the strength of the community will unite everyone.  We will be dealing with this for a long time to come.  Next year, the Boston Marathon will be bigger and better than ever. 
Fundraisers have begun to help and of …

 

It’s all about Desserts!

Countdown to Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer!  Today is May 2nd!  Time is going fast and before I know it, in 5 days the 13th Annual Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer will be here!  May 7th is around the corner and the Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer will be here and run through Sunday, Mother’s Day May 13th at over 270 restaurants, bakeries, on-line bakeries, cafes, supermarkets, ice cream and chocolate shops in over 90 communities in Massachusetts!
Get ready check the list of participants; make your reservations at restaurants and save room for the Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer Dessert!  …

 

Sweet As Pie

Some may say pie is the perfect dessert. Enjoyed warm, straight from the cooling rack, topped with whipped cream or paired with cool vanilla ice cream. It doesn’t matter how you serve it, pie has become an all-American, always delicious dessert. Everyone has their favorite kind of pie. For me, it’s homemade coconut cream pie.
My 21st Birthday Coconut Cream Pie
At my family Christmas party everyone always saves room for Auntie Judy’s orange, lime, and chocolate pudding pies with the graham cracker crust. Last week for Thanksgiving it was my mother’s sweet-but-tart, out-of-this-world lemon meringue pie that makes my mouth water …

 

Mother’s Day Suggestions!

Did you make your reservation to take your mother out yet? We have over 275 restaurants, cafes, bakeries and chocolate shops for you to go to and help raise money for breast cancer at the same time!
Make a reservation at one of our participating restaurants and cafes for this year’s Mother’s Day and save room for dessert! Why you may ask?  At each of our participating restaurants they are offering a special dessert for Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer and each time you order the special Boston Bakes dessert the money will go to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to be used …

 

North Cambridge loves Boston Bakes

Just a short walk outside of Harvard Square along Massachusetts Avenue you will find three restaurants participating in Boston Bakes. Please visit Cambridge Common,West Side Lounge and Christopher’s, enjoy a wonderful dessert and raise money for breast cancer! Check out all of our participating restaurants in Cambridge there are so many more for us to visit!

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Boston Bakes tours Cambridge

Harvard Square greeted us with a excellent strawberry shortcake at Henrietta’s Table. We walked by the Red House which is serving a wonderful key lime pie. Then it was to OM, Finale for cheesecake, Sweet for cupcakes and visited The Harvest! Boston Bakes will put a smile on your face with so many wonderful dessert choices to benefit breast cancer.

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