Reminiscing about his time spent in Italy, pastry chef and owner Daniel Benjamin of lucettegrace has invited chef Teddy Diggs of Coronato to show off his "sweet" side. From September 7 to 16, Cornato's Tiramisu will be available as a special feature at lucettegrace, downtown Raleigh's contemporary patisserie located at 235 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601.
lucettegrace has invited Coronato to bring some Italian flavor to the patisserie. Coronato's Tiramisu features mascarpone zabayone, coffee soil, cocoa and an amarena cherry. The two chefs collaborated to create the featured dessert in lucettegrace's kitchen. Chef Benjamin's addition of a gold leaf to Chef Diggs' Coronato Tiramisu is truly the "crown" on this royal delight. Guests are invited to taste Coronato's Tiramisu for $6.50 at lucettegrace.
A social media contest will also be held for the chance to win a box of eight lucettegrace macarons and two tickets to Cornato's soft opening in 2019. To enter, guests must post a picture of their Coronato Tiramisu on Instagram and tag @CoronatoPizza and @lucettegrace from September 7 to 16. The best picture posted on Instagram will be the winner, and will be selected by chef Daniel Benjamin.
About Chef Teddy Diggs of Coronato
From the culinary spotlight of D.C. to the burgeoning dining scene of Chapel Hill, N.C., Chef Teddy Diggs has embarked on a life-long quest to craft menus that unveil the stories of exceptional ingredients. After enjoying the tutelage of moguls such as Fabio Trabocchi and Barton Seaver, Chef Diggs spearheaded the grand opening of Ripple in D.C. before serving as executive chef at Martha's Vineyard. Named one of 16 Chefs to Watch in 2016 by Restaurant Hospitality, Chef Diggs most recently showcased rustic flavors from Italy's 20 regions at Il Palio. He plans to launch Coronato, a new Roman-style pizzeria in early 2019 in N.C.'s Triangle region. Connect with Coronato on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About Chef Daniel Benjamin of lucettegrace
The team behind lucettegrace is led by pastry chef/owner Daniel Benjamin. Born and raised in Valparaiso, Indiana; his route to Raleigh was not direct, but rather a journey of winding roads taking him from coast to coast and back again. Pursuing his craft like a quest, Benjamin went to work for some of the country’s best pastry chefs in NYC, Florida, San Francisco, Chicago, New Orleans, and Washington D.C.
lucettegrace, named after Benjamin’s two daughters, is the next chapter for a pastry chef who has spent the last 15 years in some of the finest kitchens across America. With roots firmly planted in the City of Oaks, Daniel Benjamin creates a style of pastry built on tradition, but uniquely realized for Raleigh today. Connect with lucettegrace on Facebook and Instagram.