Coming off the Valetine's Day menu, probably my favorite dessert I have ever done (and I hate the word "favorite"). With it being a very romantic holiday, I wanted a dessert that was totally for the woman. What else does a woman want for Valentines other than: chocolate, flowers, strawberries and a big jar of nutella? The chocolate is a bittersweet creme, rich yet extremely soft as silk bound by agar and gelatin. Candied violets are crushed, giving the sweet perfume of flowers and crunch. A praline syrup swiped along the plate, dressed with candied hazelnuts and a brightly intensified hazelnut sherbet. Finally, I needed that classic trendy chocolate covered strawberry note. I went for a soft cassis meringue, a much more elegant flavor than the traditional strawberry, thus adding more sensual aromatics. The richness of the chocolate is balanched with the milky sherbet and notes of floral sweetness. This dessert is to me, a tribute to the beautiful woman. Sensual, soft, sexy, and elegant.
If you can't spend the day with your girlfriend for Valentine's day, you might as well name a dessert after her. This dessert, my favorite, is appropiatly titled: