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Ricardo Sanchez is the pastry chef at Twist by Pierre Gagnaire. Sanchez hails from Dallas, and he previously worked at Nobuo, an acclaimed Japanese restaurant in Phoenix, Ariz. The pastry chef was on the team that prepared for the opening of the Five-Star restaurant Twist in 2009. He works to interpret many of chef Pierre Gagnaire’s delicate desserts to the delight of diners, including the Grand Desert Pierre Gagnaire, a five-piece finisher that includes the Biscuit Chocolate Rue Balzac, made with chocolate glaze, banana-lime coulis and mojito sorbet. The Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star restaurant will surprise you throughout your meal, and Sanchez’s pastries are no exception to that rule.