Pastry Chef Malcolm Livingston II of WD~50 - New York, NY

50 Clinton Street
New York, NY 10002
(212) 477-2900
Hours: Mon-Sat 6pm-11pm

For two years, 2013 Rising Star Pastry Chef Malcolm Livingston II has been honing his skills at Chef Wylie Dufresne’s Lower East Side great gastronomy experiment, wd~50. Veteran of Per Se and Le Cirque, Livingston started his tenure at wd~50 as pastry sous chef for Rising Star Pastry Chef Alex Stupak. After Stupak’s departure only a year later, Livingston rose to the challenge, assuming the pastry chef position where he has been challenging palates and minds since. His desserts are as technically and conceptually diverse as you’d expect from the house of Dufresne. Drawing inspiration from traditional desserts, like crème brûlée, Livingston adds his own twist with a frozen cucumber skin disc to mimic the crisp sugar topping and a creamy cucumber gelato with jasmine infused cream for the custard. His approach to cuisine fits well at wd~50 as Dufresne and his team push the boundaries between food and science, fun and haute cuisine, and have been since 2003.

Recommended Dishes:
  • Coconut. Cucumber, Pineapple, Chartreuse
  • Walnut, Sweet Potato, Coffee, Plum Wine

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