Profile: Pastry Chef Monica Glass – Clio (Boston)

Chef Monica Glass (Pastry Chef at Clio and Uni, Boston)

Home townWest Chester, Pennsylvania

Past Restaurant ExperienceGotham Bar and Grill (NYC), Le Bernardin (NYC), 10 Arts Bistro & Lounge (Philadelphia), Fish (Philadelphia)

Follow Chef Moni on Twitter: @chefmoni


Dishes, In order of appearance:

Citrus Creamsicle (Clio)

Kaffir Lime Parfait (mousse) sprayed in white chocolate cocoa butter

White Chocolate Citrus Biscuit (cake)

Candied Citrus – pommelo, buddha’s hand, kumquats

Fresh Citrus – Satsuma, pommelo, blood orange, cara cara, finger limes, etc.

Finger Limes

Jasmine Ice Cream “Pearls” – ice cream dropped in liquid nitrogen like dip n dots

Jasmine Meringue

Satsuma Tangerine Sherbet

Blood Orange Soup – cilantro, mint, Thai basil, ginger, fish sauce, grenadine

*nut free

Pre-Dessert (Uni)

Hibiscus Poached Pineapple

Candied Sesame

Pineapple Sauce

Vanilla Aloe Granita

Umeboshi Sorbet

Black Sesame Tuile

*nut free

*gluten free

Pre-Dessert (Clio)

Juniper Crème Fraiche Panna Cotta

Grapefruit Rose Sorbet

Sorghum Sponge Candy

Candied Grapefruit


Sorghum Juniper Tuile

*nut free

Olive Donuts

Olive Donuts rolled in Olive Sugar

Meyer Lemon Cream (filled)

Black Currant Caramel

White Chocolate Meyer Lemon Pinenut Crumble

Honey Fried Pinenuts

Burnt Honey Ice Cream (infused with Licorice Mint)

Licorice Mint

*nut free

Coconut Rice Pudding

Salted Coconut Sauce

Cilantro Gel

Mango Passion Fruit Curd

Coconut Rice Pudding

Compressed Mango (simple syrup, lime, salt)

Candied Black Sesame

Fizzy Mango (baking soda, malic acid, freeze dried mango)

Coconut and Passion Fruit Swirled Sorbet

*gluten free

*nut free

  • January 25, 2013 - 9:19 am

    Sommer@ASpicyPerspective - Take me!!!

    That pouring shot in divine.ReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2013 - 1:09 pm

    a farmer in the dell - These photos are beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2013 - 2:51 pm

    Alison Lewis - great post and your photos rock!ReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2013 - 3:05 pm

    Andrew Frishman - MMnnn. . . I loves me some dessert, especially when it’s for breakfast!

    El desierto, no es un pastelito.ReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2013 - 4:17 pm

    foodwanderings - Aww Bri I love this tour of Boston one restaurant at the time. I wish I could go to Clio. Love this profile of the pastry chef and uber nice they are aware on nut allergies.ReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2013 - 4:22 pm

    Anonymous - damn, I love your photos, Brian. I love shot of her focused look as she is plating.ReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2013 - 5:30 pm

    El - Beautiful Brian. I want the doughnut!ReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2013 - 7:44 pm

    Denise - One of my favorite places in Boston, and you captured the romance of the Clio … perfectly! Thank you for taking me there for a moment today.ReplyCancel

  • January 26, 2013 - 10:52 am

    Rub a Dub Dub Blog - Oh. My. Goodness. What an artist – spectacular dishes, no wonder you were impressed by this woman. Fantastic photographs, they do her food justice which must be a difficult feat! Well done.ReplyCancel

  • January 27, 2013 - 7:42 am

    Lauren at Keep It Sweet - Such stunning photos, Brian!!ReplyCancel

  • January 27, 2013 - 11:41 am

    Carolyn - Fantastic photos, Brian! What a fun assignment.ReplyCancel

  • January 27, 2013 - 9:40 pm

    Strands of My Life - That really was a lesson in beauty. The effort that goes into those must be enormous and then we eat them in a few seconds. At least we can immortalise them in photos.ReplyCancel

  • January 28, 2013 - 1:24 am

    Nicole Petrongolo - This is so amazing and beautiful. I love you and your olive dounuts.ReplyCancel

  • January 28, 2013 - 9:51 am

    Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies - You are so amazingly talented. Beautiful photos!ReplyCancel

  • January 28, 2013 - 6:40 pm

    Verses from my Kitchen - Some absolutely beautiful dishes. her plating is brilliant. beautiful shots B!ReplyCancel

  • January 28, 2013 - 9:18 pm

    Sweetapolita - What a gorgeous post, Brian. She is a true artist, and I love the shot where she’s so focused. Thanks for sharing this! xoReplyCancel

  • January 31, 2013 - 7:43 am

    TidyMom - gorgeous Brian! the photos and the dishes!ReplyCancel

  • January 28, 2013 - 10:18 pm

    A Thought For Food - Thank you so much @[170394862987808:274:Sweetapolita]! When you come to visit, we are taking a trip there. 😉

  • January 28, 2013 - 10:19 pm

    A Thought For Food - Thank you Michael! Monica is incredibly talented! ReplyCancel

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