Ann Marie Stefaney Steps Away from the Stout in her Desserts

Lori Rice

It was a meeting about wine pairings that inspired Ann Marie Stefaney of Heirloom Restaurant in Charlotte, N.C., to turn to beer for her daily-changing tasting menu. “My bartender and I were working on wine pairings, and we started discussing how beer would actually pair better with the night’s dessert,” says the pastry chef, who was inspired to start incorporating beer into sauces, breads, ice cream, popovers...