Fields made a name for herself at John Besh's fine-dining restaurant August, where she basically turned heads with her deconstructed banana pudding and more incredible desserts. In 2015 Fields teamed up with Besh to open her own dream eatery, Willa Jean, named after her grandmother.
Willa Jean is known for several things: Its array of incredible pastries, including chocolate espresso crinkle cookies that put others to shame, and a menu that takes comfort food to another level, including an artichoke cheese dip that is hands down heavenly and a pretty righteous chicken biscuit, and numerous frozen coffee cocktails. Fields is responsible for all of that.
On Saturday, Fields will bring her razzmatazz to Fluff Bake Bar's Morning Bake Sale, and tells the Houston Press that Willa Jean's chocolate chip cookies will likely make an appearance. You will want.
Here's the menu:
- The Biscuit Situation: boudin, collard greens, creole mustard, fried egg
- Big Nasty Willa Jean sticky buns
- Creole cream cheese and cherry tarts
- Pimento cheese kouign amann
- Croque-monsieur croissants