A Next Level Menu with Layered Textures
A plant-based menu presents the perfect opportunity to get creative with ingredients. Layers of texture can add complexity to a dish and engage your customers’ palates. Nuts are a common and versatile addition for this purpose. However, don’t hesitate in using your kitchen equipment to transform the innate texture of an ingredient. More than ever, chefs are turning to quality blenders and food processors to incorporate produce in unique forms.
A timbale is a great form for a literal layering of texture and flavor. Timbales are thimble shaped molds and the term likewise refers to the meals prepared in them. In the recipe below, we craft a modern spin on presentation by using the more common ring mold. House-made hummus creates a luscious, nutritious, and trendy base for presentation. Grains, such as wild rice, are easy to transform into crisp, healthy garnishes for contrasting texture. Try it with this season appropriate roasted beet timbale.