Chef’s Corner with Lisa Smith of Bluepointe
“Eating dessert first” should be the motto when it comes to Pastry Chef Lisa Smith’s delicacies. From Chai Tea Crème Brulee to decadent chocolate delights – dessert has never tasted so good and so unique!
Having trained under great chefs like Sheri Davis of Dish restaurant and Roy Yamaguchi of Roys, its no wonder that Pano snatched up this amazing pastry artist. At Bluepointe, Lisa Smith leaves the guests with a great final impression!
Atlanta Magazine has awarded Lisa for “Most Memorable Dessert” and she has brought home 1st place recognition for the Festival of Trees Gingerbread House Competition.
Be prepared to taste the perfect combination of sweet and sour, bitter and tart with Smith’s delicious dessert menu options.
journeyPod had a chance to chat with this sweet culinary genius:
How did you get your start in cooking/baking?
Making pasta with my grandmother as a child.
The Chai Tea Crème Brulee with Roasted Lemon Sorbet that you created is simply delicious, what are some of your other sweet dishes?
Japanese Yuzu Cheesecake with Blueberries, Green Tea Tiramisu with local GA Strawberries and Mango Sorbet.
If you were ever on Iron Chef, what ingredient would you hope would be the themed ingredient for the cooking battle?
Coffee or Tea?
Coffee to drink, tea to cook with.
What’s your favorite indulgence food?
Is there anything you won’t eat?
Do your friends ask you for cooking advice?
No, they just ask me to make it!
On your night off, where do you go to eat in Atlanta?
It’s 1 a.m. … you’re leaving work, where do you head for a cocktail or a bite to eat?
Dantanna’s or The Bucket Shop
Best advice you can give to a cooking enthusiast?
Use fresh local ingredients
Chef Douglas Turbush invites guests on a gastronomic journey to Asia with his innovative fusion menu at this Atlanta hotspot. The Buckhead glitz and glamour is alive and well at this modern two-story hotspot, which features friendly hosts who make all feel welcome, and the skilled bartenders who prepare the perfect martini. Although Bluepointe is known for its fresh sushi, we couldn’t help but be impressed by their main menu options. journeyPod recommends starting with the Black Pepper Lemongrass Shrimp with oven dried Pineapple. Follow that with the Soy-seasoned Peruvian Seabass over Coconut Sticky Rice. Whatever you do, just make sure to leave room for the Chai Tea Creme Brulet with roasted Lemon Sorbet and Asian Pear – a dessert so good you’ll want to kiss Pastry Chef Lisa Smith for this sweet and sour delight. In the mood for a Martini? Be sure to visit Bluepointe on a Tuesday night where Atlanta’s finest gather over cocktails and conversation. The restaurant is located at 3455 Peachtree Road.