CHOCOLATE, BANANA, AND HAZELNUT GÂTEAU; LIME CONFIT, VANILLA-LIME SORBET
SO MANY PEOPLE love bananas, and combined with chocolate it’s a match made in heaven for children and adults alike. But sadly, as all of my chefs have learned, I haven’t yet trained my palate to enjoy the soft, rich fruit. That, however, doesn’t mean I will deny my guests the opportunity to enjoy it! Here we ponder, will a chocolate cake cut into thirds weigh less than the sum of its parts? For the look, certainly. This destructured chocolate ganache cake mingles with fresh bananas, a vanilla-lime sorbet, and lime zest confit. Smooth and vibrant, intense and creamy—a flourless sweet and sour composition that is so popular, I might change my mind!