Sugar & Whips! An evening of sweet creations and strong libations

iSi Creative Whip Launches in New York City

On May 21, 2009, iSi North America threw a festive bash in New York City, suggestively and appropriately titled Sugar & Whips, to celebrate the official launch of the brand new iSi Creative Whip. Held at the Astor Center in partnership with CitySearch.com, the event featured sumptuous desserts, all made using an iSi whipper, by NYC’s hottest pastry chefs including Dominique Ansel of Daniel, Heather Bertinetti of Convivio, Alto, and Marea, Johnny Iuzzini of Jean Georges, Michael Laiskonis of Le Bernardin, Robert Truitt of Corton, and Nancy Olson of Gramercy Tavern, with a signature carbonated cocktail by David Arnold of The French Culinary Institute.

In addition to sweet offerings and sparkling refreshments, guests sampled savory creations made using the new iSi Creative Whip and were entertained with a musical interlude by 7-foot tall pastry chef Martin Howard moonlighting as Chocolatina, “Queen of the Dessert.” With over 60 members of the media in attendance from outlets including Food & Wine, Martha Stewart Living, Food Arts, Rachel Ray, StarChefs.com, and many more, Sugar & Whips was a wild success, already sparking editorial coverage for the new iSi whipper. After the Press Preview and VIP party, the Astor Center opened its doors to a sold-out crowd of 150 paid attendees.

Michael Laiskonis
Guests were dazzled by the creative possibilities of the iSi System with chef tastings which included: marinated summer strawberries with vanilla bavoise and yuzu foam by Chef Ansel; rhubarb shortcake by Chef Olson; lemon sgroppino by Chef Bertinetti; olive oil financier with balsamic vinegar ice cream, strawberry foam, and pistachios by Chef Laiskonis (pictured above); coconut mousse, black sesame cake, sesame oil, with raspberry meringue and foam by Chef Truitt, and warm green tea cake with hibiscus poached rhubarb and Sicilian pistachios by Chef Iuzzini.

The iSi Creative Whip, designed specifically for home chefs, introduces the latest in a full line of high-quality products for professionals and consumers. The versatility and multifunctional applications of the Creative Whip enables it to effectively replace the need for any other kitchen appliance designed to whip.

Visit iSi North America on Flickr to see all the fun photos from the night.

More posts and photos from the event…
The Feedbag
Serious Eats
Cooking Issues

Post and photo by Judiaann Woo | PUBLISHED: October 27, 2009