treats for a cause
Frozen Treat Fest brings cool Austin pastry chefs into the spotlight
Austin really loves its chefs, regularly offering up guest chef series and festival lineups. And even though dessert can be a literal cherry on top of a great meal, the names of our pastry chefs show up on fewer lists and posters. No more, says cocktail bar and restaurant Holiday, which is bringing a sweet group together for one last summer hurrah.
Saying goodbye to summer season, a frozen treat pop-up will bring together five award-winning local pastry chefs. They'll show off their dessert-making skills at the Frozen Treat Fest on Thursday, September 21.
The brilliant chefs that will be crafting delicious frozen concoctions for the fest include Holiday's own Chef Peter Klein, who recently transitioned from famous Italian spot L'Oca d'Oro, as well as Chef Margarita Kallas-Lee, the co-owner of Pasta Bar and Sushi by Scratch Restaurants. Kallas-Lee will give guests a sneak peek at of her new dessert and to-go shop concept Wolf and Wheat.
Thai Fresh and Gati chef Jam Sanitchat will show off her gluten-free vegan ice cream cake topped with a delectable peach compote. This ice cream has been getting recent attention as Toy Joy and sweet shop Yummi Joy expand into a bigger space.
Two James Beard Award nominees will also be in attendance: the ambitious New Waterloo director of culinary projects Amanda Rockman will debut a blueberry cobbler sundae, while Oseyo's Laura Sawicki will share her banana-milk gochugaru swirl fudgesicles.
Holiday's Frozen Treat Fest will begin at 5 pm, and tickets ($15 per person) will be sold at the door on the day of. All ticket sales from event will go to Jane's Due Process, a nonprofit providing support for people under 18 that need contraceptive care and information on out-of-state abortion care.