Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Cafaux TH: Entremet- Mango Peach Smoothie Shot

Between the main course and dessert lies the most refreshing part of any Cafe TH Prix Fixe menu- the entremet. This lightly sweet fruit shot (or amazing hot chocolate during the winter months) is anxiously awaited each week as we see what new wonderful combo Minh has come up with. For this incredibly complex evening, it also represented a welcome respite from the rigors of the hard labor and hot kitchen.

Mango Peach Smoothie Shot
Servings: 6-9 shots
Time: 5 minutes

1 ripe mango, peeled, seeded, and chopped
1 peach, peeled and seeded
Honey to taste
Pomegranate seeds
It's key that you convince some sucker one else to get all the seeds for you (and that you do it in water, so your kitchen doesn't resemble the elevator scene from The Shining).
  1. Combine the mango, peach, milk, and honey together in a blender. Blend until smooth. Adjust the amount of milk to reach your desired level of smoothitude.
  2. Pour into shot glasses and top with pomegranate seeds.
  3. Enjoy the refreshing break.
For her efforts seeding the pomegranate and judging our test night, Michaela got the lone actual shot glass.
We decided on an entirely unique creation for our version of the entremet. Between two grocery stores, I was finally able to find one ripe mango for my subtly sweet and silky shot. The mango and peach really shined, while the milk provided a little creaminess to help it go down even smoother, and the pomegranate seeds added texture and that lovely burst of juiciness they're known for. While everyone used this rare moment where their mouths weren't full to enjoy great conversation, the final course had to be quickly on the horizon before their brains had a chance to realize just how grossly full they were.

Coming up next, the fifth and final dish- Café du Monde Cake!

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