THEY’RE ALL ABOUT THE QUIRK
From bubbling kulfis to chocolate balls being served in flames, take your pick from these quirky and unusual desserts
Bored of having your usual desserts? Ho about havin something that i seemingly a flower pot but actually is a Mississippi mud pie brownie with edible flourishes in disguise. This trend could be credited to the growing competition in the food industry or the inherent passion within chefs these days, but our usual desserts are being given innovative and quirky looks and we cannot help but marvel at the effort put in and the end result. Jerson fernandes, chef at Jeon, Juhu, feels there is an increasing need to come up with new concepts and thus the Mushroom Garden was born. “Mushroom being a unique and uncommon ingredient, I always wanted to use it in a dessert. This dish sells by its name itself, later surprising the guest with its unique flavour, texture and colours.” Talking about deceiving looks, the Dessert Burger, conceptualised by chef Aditya Gupta, at the Rolling Pin, Lower Parel looks like a winner. He says that while chefs have this carnal hunger to invent new dishes, they also have to keep in mind that it needs to have relevance and reason. He says, “We are essentially a burger, sandwich and dessert place and we thought why not combine the essence of these and create a dessert burger.” But, there is also the question of apprehension and acceptance on the part of customers, Gupta adds, “Initially, we had to tell customers that ‘if you don’t like it we won’t charge you’ as customers were hesitant and would think twice to even try a burger that was sweet.” But all’s well that ends well. To feed your appetite, we have rounded up 10 such exciting and quirky desserts that you can dive into.