For the first time, pastry chef Justin Burke-Samson is bringing his Modern Gramma dessert pop-up to New Orleans in September for a four-course, bourbon-infused dessert tasting, as well as a second surprise dessert pop-up. As touted recently by Travel + Leisure, "these eclectic pop-up dessert tastings...showcase playfully updated grandmother-style goodies." Emeril's New Orleans pastry chef Jeremy Fogg will host Burke-Samson for the one-time rooftop event, and they have invited some of NOLA's best pastry chefs to join and showcase their own original recipes.

WHAT: An event no foodie will want to miss, four acclaimed pastry chefs will create original dessert recipes, all inspired by their grandmothers and infused with Bourbon Street spirit for a uniquely New Orleans event. Guests will enjoy the four-course dessert menu, with optional wine pairings, overlooking New Orleans and the Mississippi River from the roof deck of the National Rice Mill Lofts. Additionally, guests will be welcomed with a boozy popsicle amuse-bouche from Lick Our Pops.

Later in the week, Burke-Samson and Fogg will pop-up once again in a surprise location, serving up sweet treats ranging from $1.50 to $5.

WHO: Justin Burke-Samson, creator of Trademark Tarts and Modern Gramma, has built a loyal following in Boston with his fresh take on his grandmother's classic dessert recipes served in a contemporary pop-up setting.

Jeremy Fogg, pastry chef at Emeril's New Orleans, will serve as host for Burke-Samson's first event in New Orleans. Fogg recently won Louisiana's "Best Pastry Chef 2015" by the American Culinary Federation for Emeril's Banana Coffee Mousse Cake.

Amy Lemon is responsible for the pastries at both Emeril's Delmonico and NOLA in the French Quarter. No stranger to updating classic recipes, Lemon regularly researches New Orleans history and old cookbooks for inspiration.

Eric Perelli is pastry chef Brennan's, one of the most historic, beloved restaurants in New Orleans, most famous for its Bananas Foster.

WHEN/WHERE: Rooftop Tasting
Tuesday, September 8
7 - 9:30 PM
National Rice Mill Lofts Roof deck
522 Montegut St., New Orleans, LA 70117

Surprise Dessert Pop-Up

Friday, September 11
8:30 PM
Follow @justinsamson on Instagram and Twitter for updates to find out where the pop-up will take place.

TICKETS: On sale now:

$65 ticket includes four-course dessert tasting menu
$85 ticket includes four-course dessert tasting with wine pairings

MEDIA CONTACT: For more information, interviews requests, or to attend:
Brustman Carrino Public Relations