Monday, June 8, 2009

Blink


This is a new dessert which came out today. It is a combination of lemongrass panna cotta, red velvet cake crumbs, black sesame micro-genoise (the genoise that Albert Adria makes with a whipper and cooks in a microwave... amazing; 45 seconds to cook a genoise!), ginger infused white moss (this is a Chinese mushroom known as "Snow fungus" that is sold dehydrated; it looks like a white coral. It has no taste or smell, but it has the ability to absorb the flavor of whatever liquid you use to re-hydrate it. In this case we infused a syrup with fresh ginger and then added the mushroom. It has a particular chewy-crunchy consistency that I like), basil seeds (hydrated; they form a gelatinous membrane around the seed... it kind of looks like fish eggs, but they add texture and flavor to the dessert) and a sphere of pureed guava.
These, however, are not the elements I am most excited about. If you look at the picture above, there is a blue luminous object. That is a small square blinking blue led light that is carefully placed behind the black sesame genoise. It is almost like a strobe calling attention to the dessert. The light lasts about a week, blinking continuously before it goes out. And they are cheap (about $1).
The components of this dessert together reminded a few people of Fruit Loops.
I'm OK with that.

1 comment:

  1. Wow. This blows my mind. I find myself amused to be expecting savory, and finding sweet.

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