Savory Desserts Send Palates on a Tasty Adventure
An apple a day might keep the doctor away, but there's an apple dessert at Charlie Palmer's Aureole in Mandalay Bay that will have you coming back for more: The Streusel Baked Lady Gala Apple, a delicious salted caramel bombe served with green cardamom ice cream. Known for its strong herbal and citrusy flavors and aromas, green cardamom adds a delightful tang to this domed dessert and proves it is no ordinary cake.
Chinese spice at a steakhouse? No way, you say? Yum, we say. the At MGM Grand, Top Chef judge Tom Colicchio's Craftsteak's Almond Brown Butter Cake is served with quince that has been poached with star anise, a popular Chinese spice with a slight licorice flavor. Made with roasted autumn royal grapes, this moist cake is accompanied with scoops of fig and vanilla bean ice cream and topped with herbal cardamom.
Fusing Italian gelato and the traditional Chinese dessert of warm red bean soup, Rice & Company at the Luxor shakes things up with its flavorful Red Bean Gelato. The garnish of fresh mint and mixed berries gives this dish a refreshing twist, taking guests on a tasty and surprising journey. "The Red Bean Gelato was inspired by popular desserts from two different continents," says Danny Chen, executive chef at Rice & Company. "We love experimenting with different flavors to create exciting menu items for our guests."
So couple your sweet genius with your savory instincts and try a unique approach to the end of your meal, the savory dessert. You won't be disappointed.