From Rockville, MD to DC’s Celebrated Chocolate-centric Co Co. Sala, to Joël Robuchon and L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon in Las Vegas, Pine Returns to the DC Area Ready to Revitalize 2941’s Pastry Program
With his arrival at 2941, Nicholas Pine is ready to revitalize 2941’s long-celebrated pastry program creating playful and seasonally-charged desserts.
Following his graduation at L’Academie de Cuisine, Pine worked his way up the ranks under world-class Pastry Chef Santosh Tiptur starting out as a chocolatier’s assistant at Co Co. Sala in Washington D.C., then was quickly promoted to Assistant Pastry Chef before deciding to make the big move to Las Vegas to further his career in the culinary arts. In Las Vegas Pine worked as a Pastry Sous Chef at Joël Robuchon and L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon under Salvatore Martone. While Pine’s experiences at Co Co. Sala in Washington D.C. seemed to teach him everything he needed to know about chocolate, it was his experiences at Joël Robuchon that opened up his mind to what pastry really could be and brought his mindset to a whole new level.
2018 SPRING DESSERT MENU HIGHLIGHTS
CHOCOLATE SPHERE – Paris tea namelaka, white chocolate ice cream, dark chocolate crémeux
RAINDROP – lemongrass gelée, coconut sorbet, black sesame, lychee
BANANA AND CARAMEL – spiced caramel ice cream, banana diplomat, speculos crumble, chocolate crèmeux
PASSION FRUIT – mango mousse, hazelnut sponge cake, praline ice cream
APPLE CHEESECAKE – ricotta cheesecake mousse, apple sorbet, apple compote
2941 Restaurant. 2941 Fairview Park Dr, Falls Church, VA 22042. (703) 270-1500.
*Photo courtesy of Kyle Schmitz and 2941 Restaurant.