Sea buckthorn sorbet with luxardo cherries. Photo courtesy of True Food Kitchen
Dish of the week: Sea buckthorn sorbet with luxardo cherry
The dessert menu at True Food Kitchen prides itself on being healthy and mostly vegan while using seasonal ingredients. Sea buckthorn is an ingredient that has been used on their bar menu and is making its debut on the pastry menu in the form of sorbet.
Very few restaurants carry the Himalayan orange berry, which is high in antioxidants and vitamin C, said executive chef Jeffrey Smith. “We thought it was a good idea to introduce it on the pastry side, so we came up with this awesome sorbet.”
Sea buckthorn juice is very tart. To even out the taste, the sorbet mixture combines the juice with an all-natural brown rice sugar simple syrup. After the sorbet mixture is frozen, it is aerated, and chopped-up Luxardo cherries are folded in. Luxardo cherry syrup tops off the dish.
“Sea buckthorn has its own unique flavor,” Smith said. “The sorbet has a rindy taste like grapefruit rind and passion fruit mixed together.”
True Food Kitchen. 3393 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta. 404-481-2980, www.truefoodkitchen.com.
True Food Kitchen, 3393 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta. 404-481-2980. www.truefoodkitchen.com