Saturday, May 15, 2010

Everything Bagel

This is a dish served at WD~50 that has all the flavors of bagels & lox. Pretty damn clever.

On the menu this dish is listed as "Everything bagel, smoked salmon threads, crispy cream cheese, red onions."

The "bagel" is actually everything bagel flavored ice cream. Everything bagels are toasted, chopped, and steeped with hot cream. The infused cream is then used to make an ice cream that is set in savarin molds.

The ice cream is airbrushed with an edible carmel colored paint and rolled in poppy seeds, sesame seeds, and dried onions.

The salmon is made using a Japanese technique called furikake. It's poached until well done, shredded, and cooked with mirin, sake, and soy until dry and airy. The onions are pickled (they have a very aggressive flavor when raw). Since the everything bagel is a creamy texture, the cream cheese is made crunchy. The cheese is combined with methylcellulose and dehydrated into a chip. Finally, the dish is finished with wood sorrel, a lemony herb that takes the place of a traditional chive.

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