Pastry Chef Akiyama and I have been working on our new Desserts Menu over the past week.
Equal importance is placed on our Desserts Menu, as all courses of a dinner are significant as each other.
Whilst contemplating the menu, we had to consider that the dishes needed to have an Asiatic flavour, and at the same time also acknowledge the ingredients available locally and the current season.
Our new Dinner Menu will be released on the 1st of June, meanwhile, the new Desserts Menu is already on offer.
Soy Milk Panna Cotta with Fresh Fruits and Organic Orange “Granizada”
The Soy Milk Panna Cotta is luxuriously silky and the Organic Orange “Granizada” adds a light and refreshing “Tang”. Out of all the new desserts, this is my favourite. 🙂
Mascarpone Mousse with Apricot Ice Cream
This is really a take on one of our earlier desserts called “Green Tea Tiramisu”. Though the dish sounds heavy, the mousse is quite light and fluffy (caused by the folded in egg whites). The Apricot Ice Cream, like all our Ice Creams and Sorbets, is homemade. The Sesame and Poopy Seed Tuile add a nice “crunch”.
Semi-Solid Piña Colada.
This is a homage to the tropical cocktail. Pineapple and Vodka Jelly sits on top of a chilled smoothie-like Pineapple and Coconut sauce. Coconut Sorbet and dried sliced Pineapple finish it off. Definately a dessert for the summer.
Millefuille of Sesame and Green Tea.
Passion Fruit and Orange Reduction, Sesame Cream, Fresh Strawberries, Cramelised Sweet Pastry and Green Tea Ice Cream.
This is the biggest of our desserts, for those with a healthy appetite and those not watching their waistline. 😆
This menu was created with our ideas being tossed in the air and back and forth. Most of the compliments must go to Akiyama, who has worked the hardest on these dishes. The most I had to do was taste them (I know, its a tough job, but someone has to do it. 😆 )
The desserts will be changed and more added as the season continues, based on whether a particular dessert does well or not. After all, its the diner that has the final say. 🙂
A kind of “Voting with taste buds!”.