Life is short…eat dessert first! This is probably one of my favorite mantras. Following this mantra is especially easy when you have Aggie Chin, creating delicious one-of-a-kind desserts in Capella Washington D.C., Georgetown’s The Grill Room. But don’t take my word for it! Chef Aggie, was just named “Pastry Chef Of The Year” by the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington.
The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) is the regional trade association representing restaurants and the foodservice industry in the D.C. metro area. The RAMMY Awards Gala honors exceptional ability and accomplishments of the hard-working individuals and the region’s restaurants. It was truly a wonderful night witnessing Chef Aggie being honored for her dedication to the industry as well as celebrating her remarkable achievements!
Chef Aggie has been a mastermind behind delicious and delectable desserts for many years prior to joining our Capella Washington, D.C., Georgetown family. Aggie spared no time adding whimsical and creative dessert menu options to The Grill Room, welcoming exotic flavors and fresh seasonal mixes to everyone’s palate. To set a True Capella experience for everyone, Chef Aggie wanted to curate a unique experience for the evolving desserts menu, “My vision for The Grill Room’s new dessert menu matches the welcoming atmosphere of Capella while adding exciting elements reflecting the bustling diverse metropolis of D.C.”
We are all very proud of Chef Aggie’s accomplishments, so I am delighted to share with you an easy spinoff cocktail that draws inspiration from Bubble, Pop, Electric, one of her most popular desserts.
Make At Home: Bubble, Pop, Electric – The Cocktail (or Mocktail!) – Serves 4
- 1 cup (8 oz) of strawberries. Clean and chopped
- 5 cup of sugar
- 1 pinch of salt
- 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
- A bag of pop rocks candy (Optional)
- Add all ingredients in a blender and puree together
- Disperse mixture in a popsicle mold (You can use ice cube trays as well)
- Freeze in a freezer overnight
- Rim glass with pop rocks candy
- Add frozen mixture into a glass and pour over either sparkling water (for a mocktail) or champagne (for a cocktail)
- Garnish with fresh strawberry
And of course, if you just have to have the real thing, come by The Grill Room and Chef Aggie will share some of her culinary magic with you. Always save room for dessert! Enjoy!