Clio's newest pastry goddess, Monica Glass, arrived at the Back Bay institution in September after stints at Gotham Bar and Grill and Le Bernardin in NYC and 10 Arts Bistro & Lounge by Eric Ripert at the Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia. Not a bad résumé for someone who set out for a career in PR, despite the nickname her Penn State peers gave her: Chef Moni, a moniker earned for her habit of whipping up stuff infinitely more tempting than any dining-hall grub. Ultimately, the lure of the kitchen proved stronger than that of the corporate office (and thank the good lord of all things sugar-spun and sweet for it).
If Clio's plates are all about telling a story, Glass says she wants to be the exclamation point at the end of it, not the afterthought. She's on the right track, wethinks. Apple crumble has always been her favorite dessert, and you'll never see her turn down a glass of rye on the rocks. Put 'em together, mix in a little Clio magic, and this is what you get.
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