As of May 7th, the most outstanding pastries in the United States are in Birmingham, Alabama at the Highlands Bar & Grill. On this day, their senior pastry chef, Dolester Miles, received the coveted 2018 James Beard Award for best pastry chef confirming what Birmingham locals long suspected: They possess one of the greatest pastry talents not only in the South but in the United States.

The 61 year old, self-taught chef crafted world-class pastry for over 30 years before nabbing her first James Beard Award.  She has been whipping up mouthwatering desserts worth traveling into the deep south for including a sinful Chocolate Hazelnut Dacquoise, flawless Banana Cream Pie, and summery Strawberry Cobbler.

A sinful Chocolate Hazelnut Dacquoise (Courtesy photo)
Chocolate Caramel Nut Tarts (Courtesy photo)

Her Best Bite: Coconut Pecan Cake, a nutty, tropical classic that pops up on the menu all season long.

Dolester Miles with her famous”Coconut Pecan Cake”.

Highlands Bar & Grill
2011 11th Ave S,
Birmingham, AL 35205, USA

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