One of the biggest trends currently in the culinary world is utilizing savory ingredients within desserts, creating a unique sensation foodies can’t get enough of. At Davino restaurant located at Villa del Palmar Cancun, Chef Diego Stefan has added some mouthwatering creations to the menu, which he discusses below:
“At Davino restaurant we wanted our desserts to stand out from the crowd, introducing a selection of sweet dishes with uncommon flavors” explained Chef Diego when fielding a question about the surprising ingredient combinations that are highlighted on his dessert menu. “Such combinations are already making an impact on the culinary trends at the top restaurants around the world, and we want to make sure that our restaurants are also at the forefront of the most delicious developments in gourmet dining.”
Similar to the rise in popularity of savory dishes incorporating sweet ingredients such as chicken dishes which feature chocolate-based sauces and fruit being added to entree salads, the top pastry chefs in the world have recently begun experimenting with the pairing of unconventional ingredients to produce extraordinary, cutting-edge desserts. “The idea is to play with ingredients that we normally associate with savory dishes, such as herbs and other condiments.”
The dessert menu at Villa del Palmar Cancun’s Davino restaurant will allow you to indulge your craving for something sweet in a whole new way. “To start we have the Davino Mousse, which blends basil with white chocolate, served with nutmeg ice-cream and brownie,” describes Chef Diego, “and then there is a delicious dessert where dates are served with a cream that is infused with punchy spices such as clove, cumin and cardamon.”
The use of herbs on the dessert menu doesn’t stop at basil; Chef Diego encourages diners to sample his divine rosemary creme brulee with pears cooked in red wine, as well as a thyme ice cream accompanying a fondant with hibiscus flower and ginger cream. “Next, we will be thinking about a dessert with bacon!” promises the young Italian chef.
“What is so amazing about these novel sweet dishes is the delight on the faces of our diners as they taste them. It is as though they just can’t believe how good they taste,” shares Chef Diego.
Your next trip to Cancun won’t be complete without a visit to Davino restaurant, where you should request to view the dessert menu when you arrive so that you can plan your meal around these phenomenal savory yet sweet creations.