'Top Chef Just Desserts' Tim Nugent Eats Through The Mission

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    Tim Nugent (Published Thursday, Sep 30, 2010)

    This week 'Top Chef: Just Desserts' said goodbye to D.C-based pastry chef Heather Chittum.The week before, the door was shown to our own Tim Nugent.

    Nugent is the executive pastry chef at Scala's Bistro in San Francisco's Sir Francis Drake Hotel. His departure came as a surprise given competitor Seth Caro's giant, and now widely-circulated meltdown.

    "Seth [Caro] and I actually shared a table, and the situation was a little crazy," Nugent says. "I thought his reaction to the sorbet not freezing was a little much. I really hope he pulls it together."

    Apparently he hasn't yet and the series is turning into the weekly Seth tantrum show.

    If you're more into eating dessert than watching it on television, take the two-pitstop crawl Nugent led us on recently. In the video above, watch him indulge at the Mission District's Dynamo Donuts and Humphry Slocombe, and then wax nostalgic about the show.

    Tamara Palmer is the San Francisco food editor of TheFeast.com, a new lifestyle franchise being launched by NBC Bay Area later this year.