About the Workshop

Extraordinary Desserts Pastry Chef & Owner Karen Krasne will team up with architect Jennifer Luce of LUCE et Studio – who has designed both the Little Italy and Bankers Hill locations of the bakery and café - to do a live demonstration exhibiting the architecture of the Pavlova, a meringue-based dessert named for Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova. Don’t miss this dynamite design and culinary duo for inspiration in the kitchen, their work together and unscripted banter from beloved experts in their respective fields.

Extraordinary Dessert's Pavlova recipe is provided here so participants can create it at home.


This talk was presented live September 10, 2020

About Extraordinary Desserts x LUCE et Studio

Karen Krasne is the owner and executive pastry chef of Extraordinary Desserts and the best-selling cookbook author of Extraordinary Cakes: Recipes for Bold and Sophisticated Desserts. Krasne has been a featured dessert chef at the James Beard House and has been named one of the top ten pastry chefs in the country by Forbes magazine. With two thriving and distinctive San Diego locations designed by LUCE et Studio, Extraordinary Desserts continues to be a “must visit” for San Diegans and visitors alike.

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Jennifer Luce, FAIA is the principal of the multi-disciplinary architectural practice, LUCE et Studio Architects, in San Diego. Her design firm focuses on arts-centric projects that often intertwine architectural collaborations with the work of commissioned artists. Included in the portfolio are museums, creative workspaces, urban design interventions, restaurants, furniture and residential commissions in California, New York City and destinations abroad.

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