Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Valentine's Day Preview

 Some of you asked for a preview of the dessert I was making for Valentine's Day, since I mentioned making it for a photo shoot today.  Here it is!  A duo of chocolate desserts, featuring a lot of the elements from the Symphony dessert from Saturday.  The sauce is passion fruit puree, and the Violas are from a little herb garden right out the back door of the kitchen.
  Joseph made a roulade of something--sorry!  not paying attention!--wrapped in avocado slices and garnished with flowers and herbs from the garden.  Notice how he's using tweezers to put the herbs on.  He uses those long tweezers to put things on plates all the time, things that will bruise easily or are hard to handle individually.  It makes for some very precise plates!
  By the way, Blackberry Farm is having a special deal for outside diners on Valentine's Day!  You should check it out and bring your sweetie!
See you there!


LA said...

Passion fruit puree....yum, and the chocolate doesn't look bad, either!!!

Roxie said...

A gorgeous desert. I would have plated the ice-cream next to the hearts to show off the romantic shapes better. Passionfruit is one of my favorite flavors. And how wonderful that you have violas blooming already!

Bonnie said...

Top sum it up-YUM. They both look great.

Sharon said...

Yum! Boy, have I come to appreciate the art of plating. Before I watched Top Chef, I would never have had a clue what that meant. Before I watched Top Chef, I wasn't cooking :)