by Steven Doyle
Last evening Chef DAT, owner of Twenty-Seven, opened his doors to a unique chef in her own right right, Annie West. The event was a small gathering which was perfect for the Deep Ellum location. The event was as unique as DAT’s restaurant, which is typically closed on a Sunday evening. Chef West had this brilliant plan to offer a special tasting of cupcakes, or cuppies as she calls them, with beer.
Now to look at West you would not think she even drank beer, but she does enjoy a nice brew on occasion, and last night she shared some of her local favorites along with some delicious hand-made treats. The pastries were exquisite, and it shows her extreme attention to detail. Notice in our photos the lattice work, all done by hand.
Chef West is not only a classically trained pastry chef, but also trained in french methods of cooking savory as well. She enjoys her catering business where she can provide meals for 2 to 100 people with much ease. As if that wasn’t enough, she has excellent bartending skills and hires herself out for that as well. Consider her for your next party or gathering. In the past week she has been working on her many bûche de Noël – or Yule Logs. You may place an order for these on her website, but the cut off for this order is Tuesday, December 22nd. Here is the link to The Sweet Life Chef.
Check out what we experienced last night:
Italian Cream Cake cuppie filled with Lemon Curd, topped with Vanilla Bean French Meringue Buttercream, drizzled with orange blossom honey, and topped with salted candied pecans. Paired with Local Buzz by Four Corner’s Brewery in Trinity Groves, Dallas, TX.
Double Brown Stout Pineapple Upside Down Cake cuppie topped with Salted Caramel Buttercream and Candied Pineapple. Paired with Double Brown Stout by Deep Ellum Brewery in Deep Ellum, Dallas, TX.
Espresso and Dark Chocolate Mocha cuppie filled with Peanut Butter Mousse, topped with Coffee Italian Meringue Buttercream, Biscoff Cookies, and Armenian Walnuts. Paired with Lakewood Temptress French Quarter by Lakewood Brewery in Garland, TX.