Desserts are often the sweetest and most memorable ending to a beautiful meal. This is a celebration for the sweet life and for more sweet treats. (Click on the…
Our host Ambrose Chiang loads us up with a complimentary petite four – the classic French canelé, though given a Momofuku touch of coated bees’ wax for extra crunch. He pours us two glasses of 2o1o Maury dessert wine which he says is France’s answer to a good old tawny port. We are just about the last diners at 3.30pm as we sip on our stickies.
A rich and nutty pistachio sorbet with discs of savoury cocoa nib biscuits is definitely an Eddie Murphy being the talented and nutty character that he is. His West Australian, bikini-clad girlfriend Paige Butcher comes in the sweet, pitted halves of gin-soaked cherries, in itself an implication of lost innocence. The again, what would you expect when you are Eddie Murphy’s girlfriend?
This is another unusual and surprising combination that works. The brash, wheat-grassy chervil sorbet is a brusk and rascal-like Robert Downey Jr. who admitted to smoking weed when he was just eight years old. Whichever girl he dates would seem wholesome, just like the dollop of sweet corn puree he has under his spell.