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Pastry chef Nick Malgieri coming to Kansas City


World-renowned pastry chef and cookbook author Nick Malgieri is coming to Kansas City to promote his newest book “Pastry.”

I will be hosting Malgieri on Thursday, Dec. 11, at Jasper’s Restaurant during one of my Experience dinners. The Nick Malgieri Experience will be a four-course dinner, pastry demo and cookbook. Several courses will feature classic Malgieri recipes, including a savory tart and cream puffs.

The Nick Malgieri Experience begins at 7 p.m. Thursday at Jasper’s, 1201 W. 103rd St. in Kansas City. Tickets are $59.95 each and include dinner, a pastry demo, a meet-and-greet with Malgieri and an autographed copy of the cookbook. Tax and gratuity are not included in the ticket cost. Reservations can be made at 816-941-6600 or online at with PayPal.

It is an honor to welcome Nick to Kansas City. He is truly an extraordinary pastry chef and trailblazer in the culinary world. I can’t wait to introduce guests to him. He has been a longtime family friend, and this will be a wonderful holiday celebration.

Malgieri, director of the baking program at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City, is the author of 12 cookbooks. He has received some of the culinary industry’s most prestigious accolades, including the IACP/Julia Child Cookbook Award and the Salon International du Livre Gourmand.

Several of his cookbooks have been nominated for a James Beard Foundation award, and he was included in Food & Wine magazine’s Best of the Best in 2000.

In 1998 and 1999, Malgieri was voted one of the 10 best pastry chefs in America by Chocolatier and Pastry Art and Design” magazines.

A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, he apprenticed in Switzerland and was subsequently employed at the Hotel de Paris and the Sporting Club in Monte Carlo and at the Reserve de Beaulieu in France. In New York he was assistant pastry chef at the Waldorf Astoria; executive chef at Paine Webber, Inc.; and pastry chef at the Board Room, a private club.

Malgieri’s recipes have been published in The New York Times,; The Washington Post; and & Wine magazine and Gourmet magazine. He is a contributing editor for dessert professionals and is a frequent contributor to Saveur” magazine.

Chef Jasper J. Mirabile Jr. of Jasper’s commands the helm of his family’s 59-year-old restaurant, consistently rated one of Kansas City’s best Italian restaurants. In addition to running the restaurant with his brother, Mirabile is a culinary instructor, founding member of Slow Food Kansas City and a national board member of the American Institute of Wine and Food. He hosts many famous chefs on his weekly radio show Live! From Jasper’s Kitchen on KCMO 710 AM and 103.7 FM and sells a line of dressings and sauces.