Pastry chef Eric Wolitzky is having a good year. Until 2012, Wolitzky might have been best know for having a solid (but not winning) run in 2010 on the first season of Top Chef: Just Desserts. Since taking over the baking team at the expanded Bakery at Cakes & Ale, Wolitzky has recieved a glowing nod of approval on Bon Appetit's list of Best New Restaurants for 2012. "Don't even think about skipping dessert at this restaurant and bakery, where the last course gets top billing," the headline glowed. They also included a gorgeous slideshow of his sweets.
This weekend, Wolitzky head to New York City to give a headlining cooking demonstration at the 15th annual Salon du Chocolat. Despite the conditions caused by Hurrican Sandy, the show, which is the largest event dedicated to chocolate in North America, will go on. The event runs from Friday, November 9 through Sunday, November 11. Check the website for the full line-up of cooking demos and activities.