Summer Genetti — the pastry chef at the
Palace Restaurant at the Cincinnatian Hotel (601 Vine Street, Downtown;
513-381-6006) — is an incredibly talented woman who loves her work. When
I spoke to her at Christmastime, she’d just put together a series of
playful “Teddy Bear Teas” for little guests to discover the magic of
fancy tea parties. She attributes her creativity and enthusiasm to her
“ADD,” but I think it’s a lot more than that. It’s a gift.
CityBeat: What’s the last great meal you ate and where did you eat it?
Summer Genetti: It was at La Poste (in Clifton).
CB: As a pastry chef, you’re working on sweets all the time. Do you ever get the urge to go savory?
SG: Oh, yes! All the time! In
fact, I just made some spicy chili for the Park Vine Vegan Chili
CookOff. And for the Super Bowl, (I did) an armada of cheese-based dips:
caraway beer cheese; queso; cream cheese spinach and artichoke. A fleet
of savory and cheese!