In assembling this dish we are playing with new ideas on the delivery and release of flavors. Our corn soup is encased in a pectin skin accented with cilantro. The filled orb rests on a bed of grated country ham. The steam from the hot soup partially obscures the view of the dish, leaving the diner to wonder what lies inside.
When the lid is removed a faint whiff of sweet country ham and fresh cilantro are released to ease the senses. The diner pierces the delicate membrane with their spoon and releases the soup onto the garnish. The resulting bite is warm, decadent and full of flavor. It is a promise of summertime on your spoon to liven up this last lingering bit of winter's chill.