The Campire Session of Le Grand Fooding New York 2012 was memorable for so many reasons: awinning mix of local and globally renowned chefs, incredible menus, and unforgettable soundtracks by Yasiin Bey aka Mos Def and Andrew Wyatt of Miike Snow, as well as DJ sets by Beastie Boy Mike D and Dave 1 from Chromeo.
And to top it all off, the celebrity chef Pierre Hermé, nicknamed by Vogue “the Picasso of Pastry” and “The Kitchen Emperor" by The New York Times, closed the last evening with a touch of sweetness. For the last meal of this year’s Le Fooding event in Brooklyn, the innovative chef created four exclusive dishes inspired by Sanpellegrino Sparkling Fruit Beverages (whose flavors include lemon, orange, blood orange, and grapefruit).
Hermè was trying to achieve “a combination of different textures and sensations in one, unique dessert.” And how were these four creations received by the Le Fooding public? “Delicious”, “Sensuous”, “Fresh” and “Incredibly rewarding” are some of the comments we overheard from the crowds of people present—many of whom were trying to obtain second servings.
Here’s a list of the four dishes presented at Le Grand Fooding NYC 2012, as entitled by Monsieur Hermé
*Infiniment Limonata (lemon): Limonata pie crust, Limonata meringue, Limonata cream, Limonata whipped cream, Limonata jelly
*Infiniment Aranciata (orange): Aranciata pie crust, Aranciata meringue, Aranciata cream, Aranciata whipped cream, Aranciata jelly
*Infiniment Aranciata Rossa (blood orange): Aranciata Rossa pie crust, Aranciata Rossa meringue, Aranciata Rossa cream, Aranciata Rossa whipped cream, Aranciata Rossa jelly
*Infiniment Pompelmo (grapefruit): Pompelmo pie crust, Pompelmo meringue, Pompelmo cream, Pompelmo whipped cream, Pompelmo jelly
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