Room for Dessert by Will Goldfarb

Will Goldfarb, the acclaimed former elBulli pastry chef, runs his own destination restaurant in Bali, Room4Dessert. His menu of desserts and fine pastry are inspired by local ingredients and enjoyed with stunning surroundings. Light bites and more importantly, desserts, are served every Tuesday through Sunday from 5pm to 11pm (just in case anyone is headed to Bali, I did the leg work for you). 

Will’s debut cookbook Room for Dessert is perfection. Within the gold covers, home cooks will find step-by-step photography to master basic recipes and then enter into his creative arena to learn how staples can be turned into stunning masterpieces.

Room for Dessert is high-end pastry at its finest and offers a world of inspiration to the experienced cook. Recipes require thought and a time commitment. I think of this beautiful book as a pastry course. Start slow with Pancetta financiers, Brioche or his recipe for chocolate chip cookies then venture into the pastry wizard’s world of multi-component, show stopping desserts. The icing on the cake (pun intended) is the chef’s writing throughout along with his quirky name for his dishes. This is a must have book for any lover of desserts. 

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The publisher is offering two copies of this book to EYB Members in the US, UK, AU, and CA. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index would you try first?

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  • Kristjudy  on  June 4, 2018

    Chocolate caramel creme brûlée

  • sparkfan1965  on  June 4, 2018

    Chocolate caramel creme brûlée sounds delicious!

  • rchesser  on  June 4, 2018

    White chocolate black heart.

  • jmay42066  on  June 4, 2018

    Apple caramel toffee sauce

  • MirandaAK  on  June 4, 2018

    That’s not easy to answer given that many of the recipe titles are rather cryptic! I’d be up for trying a dessert called “Loneliness,” though!

  • MadMom  on  June 4, 2018

    Well, I always order creme brulee when I'm at a restaurant, so I guess I'd have to try the chocolate caramel creme brulee!

  • eatysmith  on  June 4, 2018

    "Which recipe in the index would you like to try first?" Gingerbreadman!

  • KidA  on  June 5, 2018

    Frozen Whiskey Mousse 🥃

  • JulieQC  on  June 5, 2018

    Scarborough Pear.

  • sarahawker  on  June 5, 2018

    Chocobubbles 4 evah

  • Zosia  on  June 5, 2018

    Roger Federer.

  • sgump  on  June 5, 2018

    Chocolate chip cookies with cocoa paste, cashews, and pumpkin-seed oil? I'd be trying those!

  • janv  on  June 5, 2018

    Balinese meringue

  • ravensfan  on  June 5, 2018

    Black rice pudding

  • MiMi60  on  June 5, 2018

    Milk jam sounds interesting.. I would give it a look

  • mph993  on  June 5, 2018


  • RNJessicaK  on  June 5, 2018

    100% the Frozen Whiskey Mousse

  • Steben  on  June 5, 2018

    Spontaneous India

  • mpdeb98  on  June 7, 2018

    Balinese meringue

  • kmn4  on  June 8, 2018

    Orange water flan

  • Siegal  on  June 8, 2018

    I want to make black rice pudding

  • sipa  on  June 8, 2018

    Black rice pudding

  • t.t  on  June 8, 2018

    Pancetta financiers

  • ameliark  on  June 10, 2018

    ‘Chocolate, smoked’ has piqued my interest!

  • Laura1  on  June 10, 2018

    black rice pudding

  • LaurenE  on  June 10, 2018

    Frozen Whiskey Mousse

  • annime  on  June 11, 2018

    black rice pudding

  • lgroom  on  June 11, 2018

    apple caramel toffee sauce

  • lindaeatsherbooks  on  June 11, 2018

    I want to try making the Cumi manusia, or squidman.

  • shellee  on  June 14, 2018

    Love the sound of Mangosteen peel bitters

  • EmilyR  on  June 15, 2018

    Spontaneous India – the name and ingredients look intriguing!

  • Amdona  on  June 15, 2018

    Red. It looks very interesting.

  • Vcar0565  on  June 17, 2018

    Black rice pudding. Definitely one of my favourite desserts in Bali but in fact, it is usually eaten for breakfast. I would love to see the recipe – I can’t wait for my next trip to this restaurant after seeing the doco on Netflix. Terima kasi (thank you very much)!

  • RSW  on  June 21, 2018

    Orange water flan

  • Shelley.b  on  June 21, 2018

    Black rice pudding

  • ladybrooke  on  June 21, 2018

    Apple caramel toffee sauce would be first for me.

  • thecharlah  on  June 21, 2018

    The sugar refinery

  • curafresh  on  June 24, 2018

    Day at he beach

  • Scotsman61  on  June 25, 2018

    Frozen Whiskey Mousse

  • mlanthie  on  June 26, 2018

    Chocolate caramel creme brûlée

  • tennyogirl  on  June 27, 2018


  • jc214a  on  June 27, 2018

    I would like to make my own invert sugar.

  • eboos  on  June 27, 2018

    Balinese coffee reduction

  • PeavineBlues  on  June 28, 2018

    Black rice pudding

  • PeavineBlues  on  June 28, 2018

    Balinese meringue

  • Sfgordon  on  June 28, 2018

    These are sound super interesting…I would try Cumi manusia, or squidman

  • sequoia55  on  June 29, 2018

    Black rice pudding

  • heyjude  on  June 30, 2018

    Dessert of Mankind

  • Dannausc  on  July 1, 2018

    Bitter grandpa

  • AlexandraCohenSpiegler  on  July 1, 2018

    Cumi Manusia, or squidman

  • SplashyWatermelon  on  July 1, 2018

    Earl Grey Panna Cotta!

  • ncollyer  on  July 1, 2018


  • leilx  on  July 1, 2018

    Lime gel sticks

  • VeryVigario  on  July 2, 2018


  • JP  on  July 3, 2018

    Caramelized coconut gelato

  • kennethjohngilmour  on  July 3, 2018

    one of my favourites, so would try the pumpkin pi found on page 88
    from Room for Dessert by Will Goldfarb

  • NaomiH  on  July 5, 2018

    Chocobubbles 4 evah

  • orchidlady01  on  July 5, 2018

    Chocolate caramel crème brûlée 2

  • Nkrieda78  on  July 6, 2018

    I would make Baliwould first!

  • jemans  on  July 7, 2018

    frozen whiskey mousse!

  • Radley  on  July 11, 2018


  • Ishtar  on  July 12, 2018

    Orange water flan

  • Terrill  on  July 12, 2018

    pancetta financiers

  • sam2222  on  July 14, 2018

    Black rice pudding. I would love to try this one out. Love rice pudding

  • BMeyer  on  July 16, 2018


  • trudys_person  on  July 17, 2018

    Orange Water Flan sounds good, and I know where to buy all the ingredients!

  • mduncan  on  July 19, 2018

    Clarified coconut milk vinegar– I have no idea what this could be, but am very interested to find out!

  • kelliwinter  on  July 21, 2018

    The color of money, I have no clue what it is but the ingredients list is so weird I want to know!

  • LSanders  on  July 22, 2018

    Frozen whiskey mousse

  • camerashy131  on  July 28, 2018

    Earl Grey panna cotta

  • KarenDel  on  July 28, 2018

    Scarborough pear

  • emortaln  on  July 28, 2018

    Bocadillo helado

  • sgp  on  July 29, 2018

    Earl Grey Panna cotta

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