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THE ALTERNATIVE INDULGENCES #3 - FLOWER POWER

Chefs have reignited our taste for plants, along with all our long-held beliefs about their healing and health-giving powers. Infused, diced, poached, distilled... Plants and floral flavors make for ultimately bucolic desserts. More than mere decoration, flowers add an aroma of their own that customers adore. Like magical potions, these new flavors transport us to a place of joy and well-being. Our pastry chefs donned their herbalist toques and let their imaginations run wild to concoct pastries that blossom with healthy benefits. Discover a springtime chocolate fondue crowned with wild flowers, the freshness of a blossoming rose in a cloak of crimson, and the elegance of mendiants with floral accords. It is only natural that honey and pollen join this pastoral symphony of flavors. Let Indulgent Alternatives lead you on a hunt for the fanciful flavors of fresh herbs, roots and wild flowers... Breathe in the spirit of the times and let your ideas slowly steep. Cornflower, rose, thyme, verbena, dianthus, borage, white assylum... Just add your own inspiration and watch your creations bloom!

HANGING GARDEN

This imaginative recipe inspired by hanging gardens and contemporary floral arrangements proves that it is possible to bring sophistication and originality to a gluten-free dessert.

Bucolic flavors intermingle in an Alpaco and Jivara Chocolate Sauce, a linseed pastry ring, a disk of honey jelly, a sphere of orange pollen, a dab of honey and a variety of delicate little flowers. This springtime creation is a feast for the eyes and taste buds. It can be offered as an individual dessert, or shared for a more convivial experience.

This fleeting, delicious little garden is tremendously tempting! Not only is it incredibly light and airy, it is also gluten-free HANGING GARDEN is a wonderful opportunity to give your customers a fun and luxurious experience.

HANGING GARDEN

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PAINTED ROSES

Centuries-old symbols of beauty and love, roses have long been a source of inspiration for poetry, painting, perfumery, cosmetics and, of course, cuisine. Our chefs wished to honor this timeless classic of pastry-making. Like a botanical print by Pierre-Joseph Redouté, a majestic rose blossoms on the plate and exudes its exotic, sensual fragrance.

PAINTED ROSES is to be savored the way one contemplates a great painting – By taking one's time and admiring every last detail. The poached petals’ intoxicating flavor, the raspberry crémeux’s tangy freshness and the lychee jelly’s fruity taste come together to form an enchanting delight for the senses.

Our pastry chefs show you all the secrets of PAINTED ROSES from preparation to assembly. The combination of rose, raspberry and lychee is always a winner that your customers are sure to love. Why not try another bouquet of flavors too? Make an impression and share your creation on social media. Let your ideas blossom!

PAINTED ROSES

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LEAF IS LIFE

Contemporary designers work with incredibly thin, lightweight, opalescent structures and materials to create almost aerial designs. Similarly, our pastry chefs wanted to create delicate mendiants as light as a leaf.

This sweet composition shows a fresh and naive side of nature, like a Matisse painting with stylized illustrations, collages and paper cut-outs. The perfect touch for a joyous dessert!

The possibilities are endless, so get your creative juices flowing and experiment with new flavors. Fruity 70% Almond Praliné teams with plants' natural powers. Tea leaves, spirulina, floral elixirs and essential oils all add a touch of extra flavor. Each leaf is mounted on an almond shortcrust pastry stem.

This little edible landscape comes in an array of mouth-watering greens that catch the light. How can you resist? A beautiful creation that is sure to catch your guests' eyes!

LEAF IS LIFE

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