Dégustation Menu at Barat Mediterranean Vegetarian Restaurant.
5th course: Red endive with blackberry, blueberry, raspberry, mulberry with rose press and chia seeds (left) and golden fried tri-cheese with apricot and pineapple spiced jam (right).
Again, I am trying to give up cheese and dairy products but made an exception for this special dinner. The cheese balls disappointed nothing but my conscience. You bite into the slightly crispy exterior to reveal the soft, ripe. full-flavoured cheese within. The pineapple and apricot spiced jam took away some of the cloying richness of the cheese. The sweet berries, soaked in a fragrant rose-flavoured dressing, and served on the mildly bitter, sharp and crisp endive (if you haven't had endive before -- it tastes a lot like radicchio) was the ideal accompaniment to the savoury, viscous cheese.