When my sweet tooth starts to act up the name John Perkins comes to mind.
Chef Perkins comes from Vermont and moved to Florida to be with his children and grands.
Polk County is lucky he came here.
He dropped in to Fresco’s on South Kentucky Ave. in Lakeland looking for a job and the bakery case has never been the same.
As Executive Pastry Chef he uses his 40 years experience in private and commercial kitchens for technique all his years for inspiration.
Owner Tim Calhoon says that on weekends Chef John will often roam around the dining room with a tray of goodies and after a customer makes a choice he will return to the kitchen and make the plate as pretty as it is tasty.
Flourless Chocolate Cake and Key Lime pie are staples of the sweet case. When we dropped in on Saturday we had a chance to try a three-layer tower of dry meringue with cream and raspberries and chocolate and . . . Just super.
Keep him in mind when your sweet tooth needs a little something.