Holiday Feature

Marcel Desaulniers


Anyone who can write a book and title it "Death By Chocolate," then follow it with a sequel named "Desserts To Die For" has got to have a bit of whimsy in his soul. Indeed, Marcel Desaulniers is not only a talented creator of decadent desserts, he is also a most warm and fascinating person.

A 1965 graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Marcel Desaulniers has received several national awards, including Who's Who of Food and Beverage in America, the prestigious Ivy Award from Restaurants & Institutions, the 1993 James Beard Award for Best Chef Mid-Atlantic States, and in 1994, he received the highly coveted Silver Plate Award from the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association. Marcel is the executive chef and co-owner of the Trellis Restaurant and lives in Williamsburg, Virginia, with his wife Connie.

He has also received James Beard Awards for both the book and TV series entitled "Death By Chocolate" and for his TV series "The Burger Meisters."


Desserts To Die For
by Marcel Desaulniers
Photographs by Michael Grand
Copyright (c) 1995 by Kenan Books, Inc.
Text (c) 1995 by Marcel Desaulniers.
Reprinted by permission of Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Information provided by Simon & Schuster, Inc.


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