We're getting in the kitchen with New York chefs preparing international specialties, and this month chef Thiago Silva shares an authentic (and simple) Brazilian dessert, then demonstrates a sophisticated twist for serving it. Silva's the pastry chef at NewYork City's new Union Fare, a multi-concept venue combining a bakery, cafe, cocktail bar, restaurant and food hall. His colorful, picture-perfect pastries are all over instagram, and this passion fruit dessert is the perfect example of his creativity. Browse the gallery above for the perfect pairings for anyone who braves the intricate dessert — or for watching the Olympics, of course — and see below for the recipe, cooking demo, tips from the chef, and destinations for authentic Brazilian food in NYC.
At Presidio and Bordel in Chicago, bartender Sam Lyden creates Rhythm and Blues with Avuá Amburana Cachaça, Averna Amaro, wheat whiskey, crème de banane and demerara.