Chef’s Table: Pastry Isn’t About Pastry

The dessert-focused continuation of the Netflix series is a fascinating study of creative ego.

“The curse of the pastry chef,” Michael Laiskonis says in the final episode of Chef’s Table: Pastry, “is always having to follow someone else.” Laiskonis would know: For eight years he was the executive pastry chef at Eric Ripert’s three-Michelin-starred New York restaurant, Le Bernardin. Working in the realm of desserts means never getting to be the main event, the raison d’être, the star. (read more)