Tag: new menu

Visions and Delusions

  1. My desserts are going to be better than those at Rick Bayless’ new restaurant.
  2. I was going to pair the tamarind cake roll with caramelized plantain ice cream, but then decided to go with horchata instead.  Why?  Because it sounds better for summer.  But, Since Chef Bayless has a “butter-roasted plantain” ice cream, I think I might have to return to the original idea.  Obviously because mine will be better.
  3. I need to talk to some people about how to design the menu, make it look as cool as it is.  Rick Bayless has this fire and ice theme going on, which is only sorta cool.  It’s a little too played up.  I want my elemental theme to be downplayed, but still somehow acknowledge visually or descriptively.  You know, to build viewer hype, like I don’t want dessert, but since that one is on fire make we should try it?  Yeah, like that.
  4. Rick Bayless is a celebrity chef, and has no idea who I am.
  5. Ok, ok so El Che seems to be very close to Rick Bayless’ newest restaurant.  I am not worried, just a little disappointed because when I saw the kitchen under construction at El Che, I was impressed because I had never seen anything like it.  But now I have and it is at the new restaurant across the damn street.
  6. My desserts are going to be better than those at Rick Bayless’ new restaurant.

Downsizing

Narrowing down the list of prospective concepts down to a more approachable number than 11, we are down to 4 (not counting the cookie), thanks.

Fire Cake: dulce de leche cake, caramel, fire ancho marshmallow, magic

Smoking Pionono: Tamarind Cake Roll, Crunchy Fluff, Smoking Cashews, Hot Cajeta Drizzle, Roasted Banana Ice Cream

Carbonated Chocotorta: Chocolate Maciena Cookie Stack, Cannoli Crema, Fizzing Strawberry Meringue, Chocolate sorbet, Carbonated Strawberries, Pistachio

Argentinean Float: Fernet Ice Cream, Mexican Cocoa Cola, Rum Cherries, Candied Almonds, Milk Foam

Alfajore de Macienca: shortbread sandwich cookie filled with dulce de leche

Additional Items, not listed on the dessert menu:

Potato Focaccia with Malden Salt and Olive Oil

Dulce de batata: a sweet potato candy offered with the dessert menu

Ok, that is all for now…