'Chef's Table: Pastry' On Netflix

Here's what to expect as you binge-watch this weekend

After unveiling a trailer last month that revealed a decidedly international (and male-dominated) lineup of stars, Netflix has released all four episodes of its highly anticipated food show, Chef's Table: Pastry.

Joining Momofuku Milk Bar founder Christina Tosi (who David Chang says needed "a push off the cliff" to get started in the world of layered birthday cakes and cereal milk soft-serve) is gelato master Corrado Assenza of Caffè Sicilia in Italy, who mentions his frozen sweets are a way to protect and share Sicilian culture.

Meanwhile, Jordi Roca, the avant-garde pastry guru of El Celler de Can Roca in Spain, narrates his story in a papery whisper—not as an artistic choice, but due to a year-long struggle with laryngitis. ("I only say what I think is important . . . I am saying much more in my work," he concludes).

And finally, Will Goldfarb, one of the pioneers of dessert-only restaurants, retraces all the highs and lows of his career, which include having to hide in a cabinet to avoid Italian immigration police and facing a review from the New York Post that called his confections "inedible" and "the worst decision in New York that year."

Though, in the spirit of preserving your binge-watching session this weekend, we won't spoil anything else.

This article was originally published on 3/19/2018 and was updated with additional information on 4/13/2018.

Christina Tosi of Momofuku Milk Bar.

Tosi's cereal milk panna cotta.

Jordi Roca, pastry chef of El Celler de Can Roca, in Catalonia, Spain. 

The dessert course at El Celler de Can Roca, a restaurant that's been frequently named one of the world's best.

Will Goldfarb of Room4Dessert in Bali, Indonesia.

Goldfarb is one of the pioneers of dessert-only restaurants. 

Corrado Assenza, one of Italy's most renowned pastry chefs. 

Assenza is the fourth generation of his family to run Caffè Sicilia in Sicily.