So we called NoMI and got in touch with the pastry chef and was like, “WTF is this?”
And he was French and very nice but also like a lockbox. He confirmed that those gorgeous half-sun wedges are grapefruit (for a moment we thought they were tuna sashimi), and that they’re sitting on top of a rectangular prism of basil crème brûlée, but the crumble in between is the greatest mystery since…”Why French Women Don’t Get Fat.” We know it’s some kind of biscuit, i.e. cookie, but exactly what variety is unclear. We’re thinking maybe lemon, because that would totally go. Meanwhile, the flutter of whimsy on top is coconut tuile. The dessert is a not-unreasonable $10, and a light and bright way to end a lovely meal.
Mostly, though, we’re just suckers for high-quality photography involving fruit.
[Photo: Pecan Sandies/flickr]