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Hand-crafted confections by Uchi Chef Britt Castro

Hai Hospitality announced today that they would start taking orders for the third installment of their hugely popular sweet box, the Mother’s Day edition, starting April 26th. Executive Pastry Chef Ariana Quant developed the Sweet Box idea during the Covid pandemic as a way to offer confections curbside for their guests and plans to keep offering these delectable, sweet treats a few times a year. The first box debuted for the holiday season in late 2020 and the second for Valentine’s Day 2021. Uchi Dallas Sous Chef Britt Castro crafted this Mother’s Day edition for Uchi Dallas, which will be available for $95.

The Mother’s Day Boxes will include the six entremets style petite cakes: Lemon Raspberry Cheesecake Tart; Paris Brest; Chocolate Hazelnut Opera Cake; Strawberry White Chocolate and Black Sesame Fraiser; Dark Chocolate, Almond, Mango Petite Cake; Coconut Lime and Black Tea Bombe.

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Hai Hospitality Names Ariana Quant Exec Pastry Chef Of Uchi Concepts

Hai Hospitality today announced the appointment of Ariana Quant to Executive Pastry Chef of all Uchi restaurants, a new position for the company, effective immediately.  In this new role, Quant will lead pastry recipe development and oversee the pastry departments of all Uchi locations, collaborating with each market’s Chef de Cuisine.

“Ariana is a superb pastry chef and an unlimited source of talent and creativity,” commented Founding Chef and Partner Tyson Cole.  “Ariana’s desserts have become part of the Uchi lexicon; a dish like Jasmine Cream is perfection on its own, but the way it complements the menu illustrates Ariana’s immense talent, sense of nuance and attention to detail.  We look forward to seeing her creative impact on all the Uchi restaurants.”

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