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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Special thanks to Phaidon for supplying us with the materials for the book preview as well as offering two copies of this book in our giveaway below. 


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  6/4/2018 at 7:50 PM

    Chocolate caramel creme brûlée

  • sparkfan1965  on  6/4/2018 at 8:06 PM

    Chocolate caramel creme brûlée sounds delicious!

  • rchesser  on  6/4/2018 at 8:13 PM

    White chocolate black heart.

  • jmay42066  on  6/4/2018 at 8:19 PM

    Apple caramel toffee sauce

  • MirandaAK  on  6/4/2018 at 8:47 PM

    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  6/4/2018 at 9:19 PM

    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  6/4/2018 at 10:13 PM

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

  • KidA  on  6/5/2018 at 12:55 AM

    Frozen Whiskey Mousse 🥃

  • JulieQC  on  6/5/2018 at 6:41 AM

    Scarborough Pear.

  • sarahawker  on  6/5/2018 at 7:39 AM

    Chocobubbles 4 evah

  • Zosia  on  6/5/2018 at 10:37 AM

    Roger Federer.

  • sgump  on  6/5/2018 at 12:30 PM

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

  • janv  on  6/5/2018 at 1:03 PM

    Balinese meringue

  • ravensfan  on  6/5/2018 at 2:22 PM

    Black rice pudding

  • MiMi60  on  6/5/2018 at 2:33 PM

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

  • mph993  on  6/5/2018 at 4:06 PM


  • RNJessicaK  on  6/5/2018 at 4:27 PM

    100% the Frozen Whiskey Mousse

  • Steben  on  6/5/2018 at 9:50 PM

    Spontaneous India

  • mpdeb98  on  6/7/2018 at 9:31 PM

    Balinese meringue

  • kmn4  on  6/8/2018 at 1:16 PM

    Orange water flan

  • Siegal  on  6/8/2018 at 1:59 PM

    I want to make black rice pudding

  • sipa  on  6/8/2018 at 2:06 PM

    Black rice pudding

  • t.t  on  6/8/2018 at 11:50 PM

    Pancetta financiers

  • ameliark  on  6/10/2018 at 6:56 AM

    ‘Chocolate, smoked’ has piqued my interest!

  • Laura1  on  6/10/2018 at 8:01 AM

    black rice pudding

  • LaurenE  on  6/10/2018 at 3:04 PM

    Frozen Whiskey Mousse

  • annime  on  6/11/2018 at 2:55 AM

    black rice pudding

  • lgroom  on  6/11/2018 at 1:27 PM

    apple caramel toffee sauce

  • lindaeatsherbooks  on  6/11/2018 at 5:05 PM

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

  • shellee  on  6/14/2018 at 6:59 PM

    Love the sound of Mangosteen peel bitters

  • EmilyR  on  6/15/2018 at 12:29 AM

    Spontaneous India - the name and ingredients look intriguing!

  • Amdona  on  6/15/2018 at 4:22 PM

    Red. It looks very interesting.

  • Vcar0565  on  6/17/2018 at 4:39 AM

    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  6/21/2018 at 5:00 PM

    Orange water flan

  • Shelley.b  on  6/21/2018 at 6:03 PM

    Black rice pudding

  • ladybrooke  on  6/21/2018 at 6:15 PM

    Apple caramel toffee sauce would be first for me.

  • thecharlah  on  6/21/2018 at 8:27 PM

    The sugar refinery

  • curafresh  on  6/24/2018 at 12:31 AM

    Day at he beach

  • Scotsman61  on  6/25/2018 at 10:30 PM

    Frozen Whiskey Mousse

  • mlanthie  on  6/26/2018 at 2:06 PM

    Chocolate caramel creme brûlée

  • tennyogirl  on  6/27/2018 at 12:29 PM


  • jc214a  on  6/27/2018 at 7:34 PM

    I would like to make my own invert sugar.

  • eboos  on  6/27/2018 at 7:36 PM

    Balinese coffee reduction

  • PeavineBlues  on  6/28/2018 at 8:36 AM

    Black rice pudding

  • PeavineBlues  on  6/28/2018 at 8:50 AM

    Balinese meringue

  • Sfgordon  on  6/28/2018 at 7:14 PM

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

  • sequoia55  on  6/29/2018 at 11:54 PM

    Black rice pudding

  • heyjude  on  6/30/2018 at 2:32 AM

    Dessert of Mankind

  • Dannausc  on  7/1/2018 at 9:56 AM

    Bitter grandpa

  • AlexandraCohenSpiegler  on  7/1/2018 at 3:26 PM

    Cumi Manusia, or squidman

  • SplashyWatermelon  on  7/1/2018 at 7:21 PM

    Earl Grey Panna Cotta!

  • ncollyer  on  7/1/2018 at 9:43 PM


  • leilx  on  7/1/2018 at 11:18 PM

    Lime gel sticks

  • VeryVigario  on  7/2/2018 at 9:45 PM


  • JP  on  7/3/2018 at 6:19 AM

    Caramelized coconut gelato

  • kennethjohngilmour  on  7/3/2018 at 9:42 AM

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

  • NaomiH  on  7/5/2018 at 7:09 PM

    Chocobubbles 4 evah

  • orchidlady01  on  7/5/2018 at 11:13 PM

    Chocolate caramel crème brûlée 2

  • Nkrieda78  on  7/6/2018 at 10:06 PM

    I would make Baliwould first!

  • jemans  on  7/7/2018 at 11:32 AM

    frozen whiskey mousse!

  • Radley  on  7/11/2018 at 2:30 AM


  • Ishtar  on  7/12/2018 at 4:24 AM

    Orange water flan

  • Terrill  on  7/12/2018 at 12:30 PM

    pancetta financiers

  • sam2222  on  7/14/2018 at 4:28 PM

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

  • BMeyer  on  7/16/2018 at 6:29 AM


  • trudys_person  on  7/17/2018 at 10:32 PM

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

  • mduncan  on  7/19/2018 at 6:44 PM

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

  • kelliwinter  on  7/21/2018 at 10:58 PM

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

  • LSanders  on  7/22/2018 at 4:50 PM

    Frozen whiskey mousse

  • camerashy131  on  7/28/2018 at 6:49 AM

    Earl Grey panna cotta

  • KarenDel  on  7/28/2018 at 3:30 PM

    Scarborough pear

  • emortaln  on  7/28/2018 at 10:06 PM

    Bocadillo helado

  • sgp  on  7/29/2018 at 12:26 AM

    Earl Grey Panna cotta

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