Kriss Harvey is the pastry chef at The Bazaar by Jose Andres in the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills. Previously he studied under legendary pastry chefs in Europe including Oriol Balaguer. He works closely with Andrés to create innovative desserts in Andrés’s modernist style.
I spent two whirlwind days in Vienna on vacation and took the opportunity to do some R&D for the restaurant. I was drawn to the city for its art and history and I wasn’t disappointed. It’s rich in architecture, outdoor art and culture—and the pastry scene is truly a revelation.
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- Chef Hugh Acheson’s Guide to Luxembourg
- Where to Eat and Drink in Okinawa, Japan
I spent most of my time in museums. The MAK (Museum for Applied Arts), The Albertina and The Belvedere are great, world-class institutions. The MAK has a fantastic collection of decorative arts. I loved the graphics collection at The Albertina. The Belvedere is made up of two Baroque palaces, with amazing views from the upper palace. It’s also home to the world’s largest collection of paintings by Gustav Klimt—including The Kiss, which was amazing to see. It’s incredible (and humongous!) in person, especially when you consider his technique. Klimt actually applied paint in circles using his finger.