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Vote Jessica Entzel for F&W People’s Best New Pastry Chef

UPDATE: Jessica Entzel, our pastry chef at Morimoto Napa, is nominated for Food & Wine People’s Best New Pastry Chef!


Chef Morimoto with pastry chef Jes
With Morimoto Napa pastry chef Jessica Entzel

Jessica’s version of the “S’more” is the most popular dessert on the menu. It’s made with a dark chocolate feuilletine, smoked soy chocolate mousse, kurumitsu graham infused ice cream, vanilla marshmallow cream and dark chocolate garnish.

Smore Morimoto Napa
Her passion fruit semifreddo features passion fruit “caviar,” caramelized white chocolate tuile, brown butter sponge, fresh pineapple, micro shiso and black pepper.

Passionfruit semifreddo

This is Jessica’s almond miso cake served with milk chocolate cremeux, toasted sesame, sesame aerated chocolate garnish and peanut butter powder.

Almond miso cake

This is one of my desserts featuring Jessica’s own seasonal additions and unique plating: Tofu cheesecake with compressed strawberries, hibiscus syrup and strawberry hibiscus sorbet.

Tofu cheesecake

Last but not least, Morimoto Napa’s avocado cake with curry ice cream, kaffir cashews, micro shiso, shaved mango, and mango gel.

Morimoto Napa Avocado Cake

I’m so happy that Jessica Entzel of Morimoto Napa has been nominated for Food & Wine People’s Best New Pastry Chef!

Jessica Entzel

Her quintessential dessert? Coconut dacquoise with pickled pineapple, mustard seed and pineapple ginger sorbet.


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Food & Wine People's Best New Pastry Chef