In this special weekly feature, “Today” food editor Phil Lempert brings you recipes “stolen” (with permission) from notable restaurants across America. See how much money you can save — and fun you can have — by cooking these dishes at home!
THIS WEEK: Roasted Bosc Pears, from One Market restaurant in San Francisco, Calif.
Located in downtown San Francisco — just steps from the financial district, Union Square and the Moscone Center — is One Market, culinary home of master pastry chef Patti Dellamonica-Bauler.
A stickler for using fresh produce in her desserts, Dellamonica-Bauler is a big fan of the Bosc pear, a richly flavored classic usually available from October through April. Here’s your chance to try her recipe for this elegant fruit before the season runs out!
About the chef:
Patti Dellamonica-Bauler holds degrees in business marketing and home economics from the University of Nevada as well as culinary qualifications from U.C.L.A. and the California Culinary Academy.
She began her pastry career at One Market and the Lark Creek Inn (a Bay-area restaurant in the same group as One Market).
Following her initial stint with the Lark Creek Restaurant Group, she became the proprietor of PattiCakes, a Hollywood catering business. She left in 1997 to become the pastry sous chef at Wolfgang Puck’s Spago; at Spago she was quickly promoted to pastry chef.
Dellamonica-Bauler returned to the Bay area in 1998 to be pastry chef at Bistro Don Giovanni in Napa. She rejoined One Market in 2002.
(PLEASE NOTE: Ingredient prices are estimates and based on national averages. Amounts listed are for one portion. Increase proportionately according to number of portions desired.)
($9 at One Market, served with sour cream ice cream and pecan pie. Cook-at-home cost is $4.12.)
1 Market Street
San Francisco, Calif., 94105
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