Top Chef's Gail Simmons

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by New Day Producers

KING5.com

Posted on March 16, 2012 at 1:45 PM

Gail Simmons, judge for Bravo's hit TV show Top Chef and host of Top Chef: Just Desserts talks about her new memoir, Talking With My Mouth Full.

She also reveals her top bakeries and treats in the area:

  • Fran’s ChocolatesI think these are the best in the country! I love their chocolate covered sea salt caramels, truffles and of course their amazing chocolate dipped figs!
  • Chukar Cherriesin the Pike Place market I always stock up on their Chipotle and Chocolate dipped Rainier Cherries
  • Full Tilt Ice Creamall flavors are delicious but I especially love Maple Walnut, Toasted Coconut and Mango Chili
  • The Crumpet Shopcrumpets with fresh berry preserves and a hot cup of tea, outside the Pike Place Market
  • Top Pot Hand Forged Doughnutsall doughnuts are great but I love their Chocolate Old Fashioned and their coconut “Feather Boa”

Gail will be at a Dessert Party from 6:30-8:30pm tonight at Tom Douglas's Palace Ballroom.  Tickets are $45 and include desserts, a glass of sparkling wine and a signed copy of the book.  Click here to purchase tickets or for more info.

Then tomorrow, March 1, she'll show off her own culinary skills from 9:30-10:30am at Book Larder in Fremont.  Tickets for this event are $26.99 and includes a signed copy of her book.  More ticket information can be found here.

The Season Finale of Top Chef airs tonight at 10pm on Bravo.  Go to www.bravotv.com/top-chef for more info.

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