Dessert Whiz Mathew Rice Lands Chicago Gig
|Mathew Rice, formerly of Niche and Pi, now of Nightwood in Chicago|
The bad news: Rice isn't coming back to St. Louis. The good news: his desserts are available once again, albeit a few hours' drive away.
Rice announced via Twitter yesterday that he has been hired as the pastry chef at the Chicago restaurant Nightwood.
Rice tells Time Out Chicago that one of the desserts that helped land him the gig was "a strawberry-rhubarb buckle with a strawberry ripple ice cream," which is one more reason a) to sigh with regret that Rice has left our town and b) plan a trip to the Windy City.