Friday, 11 May 2007

Fries with that?

The star of the plate was the "peas", which were actually pea puree, formed into actual pea shapes, using Adria's famous caviar technique.
Just one of the many dishes served up in a gastronomic tasting menu at L'Eclume in Cartmel, in the Lake District, according to this report. Each dish is more poncey than the last, but pea puree formed back into pea shapes does it for me. That was the moment when the latest fad for "molecular gastronomy" disappeared up its own arse.

Still it makes fascinating reading.