The dog walk was good to me. I came back with a new dish. Perhaps the walk was just the catalyst for the ideas. Perhaps the true spark came from the early morning outdoor breakfast we prepared. The morning light, breaking through the clouds casting steaks of painted color across the sky forced me to just appreciate the morning. That appreciation in conjunction with a brisk morning walk proved to be enough of a surge to help me break through my creative roadblock. The dish draws more on past productions, brought together in a harmony of flavors.
We rolled some Fourme d' Ambert cheese and then sliced it into marble tiles. We then topped part of the cheese tile with fillets of strawberries. An accompaniment of whipped orange muscat tied the elements together. A few leaves of sorrel tamed the sweet notes of the muscat and a grinding of Tasmanian peppercorns completed our assemblage. An interesting note about the dish is that upon completion of eating it chocolate is craved. That craving points us in our next direction.