We have begun a new series of posts which will be filed under the category "Just Before the Bin." What are we doing? Well, we are sharing our greatest failures as well. Sometimes you need to look, taste, feel and live a dish or an element of such to see that it just does not work, or perhaps it sparks a new train of thought. And my choice this week is a Greek Salad dessert. WTF was I thinking? Actually, the elements of the dish are quite useful on their own but I certainly do not need to combine them. The dish is over complicated and over the edge. The elements are: minted cucumber confit, piquillo pepper pudding, feta ice cream, tomato cake, ground olives, aged balsamic vinegar and olive oil. I guess I missed the actual lettuce component.
And how was the dish? Interesting. Yes, I enjoyed the tastes but in the end I would not want to eat it again and again. Thus, it--the dish-- goes into the bin.