11/06/19 1:56am

Southold pastry chef Claudia Fleming’s book ‘The Last Course’ is being rereleased much to the delight of readers on the North Fork and beyond. (Photo courtesy of North Fork Table and Inn)

For years, Claudia Fleming has been the gold standard when it comes to creating high-end desserts and pastries, and she has the accolades to prove it.

A James Beard-Award winner, she was, for years, the pastry chef at the iconic Gramercy Tavern in New York City, before moving to the North Fork in 2006 to open the acclaimed North Fork Table and Inn with her late husband, chef Gerry Hayden.

It’s why her book, “The Last Course,” was such a big hit when it was released in 2001. The intended aim was to make the delicious and exquisite creations she put together at Gramercy Tavern accessible for the home cook.  (more…)