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First photos from Best Desserts!

By June 16, 2010 News No Comments

Bakers, judges and hosts for Best Desserts! Photo by Colleen Katana.

Check out our first batch of photos from last week’s Best Desserts: A Benefit for The LAMP!

With event co-host Alejandra Ramos of Always Order Dessert, guests enjoyed a range of desserts by noted food bloggers Katy Atlas, Jen Bernstein, Esther Chai, Emily Hanhan, Anna Markow and Rachel Mount. Contest judges and cooking celebs James Briscione, Divya Gugnani and Giulia Melucci awarded Jen Bernstein’s seasonal strawberry cheesecake their prize for Best Dessert, and the Audience Choice for Best Dessert went to Esther Chai for her chocolate chip cookies. Both Jen and Esther won mentions in chef and author Brooke Parkhurst’s Full Plate column with the New York Daily News.

Eager supporters of Rachel Mount's Asian Rice Crispy Treats! Photo by Colleen Katana.

Eager supporters of Rachel Mount's Asian Rice Crispy Treats! Photo by Colleen Katana.

In addition to a tummy full of sweets, many guests also walked away with raffle prizes donated by Behind The Burner, Bowery Kitchen Supplies, Foxy Fusions, House on the Hill, Dr. Pete’s, O.N.E., Salsa Timoteo, The Herb Companion, The Hip Hostess, The Tote Buddy, WhiskSMITHMag, Giulia Melucci and LAMP Board Member Jorge Ramos. Special thanks is also due to Chadwick Harris-Williams for his tasty flier design. Colleen Katana of Katana Photography snapped pictures throughout the night–if only they were scratch n sniff!  Many, many more photos will be posted, including photos of each mouth-watering dessert, so follow us on Twitter, join us on Flickr or check back on the album to catch them all!