James Tanner has unveiled an ‘Inspired by’ Chocolate Pave created in partnership with bakery giant ARYZTA Food Solutions and Callebaut, makers of the finest Belgian chocolate. The new dessert represents months of development work between the James and the two brands and is set to be rolled out to the UK market following month-long stints as a guest special dessert option at both his Kent gastro pub, The Kentish Hare, and Plymouth brasserie, The Barbican Kitchen.
Perfect for pubs, restaurants, hotels and B&I catering, where consistency and quality are key requirements, the 'Inspired by' Chocolate Pave is a rich chocolate brownie base, topped with a milk chocolate praline feuilletine and chocolate truffle, decorated with chocolate mirror glaze and cacao nibs.
James, in his capacity as Chef Ambassador for ARYZTA Food Solutions, worked closely with the company's brigade of development chefs to take the Patisserie product from concept to creation. He has long had an affinity with chocolate and chose Callebaut’s high-quality 70% Ecuadorian Origin - a fruity character combined with notes of rum, whisky and tobacco – as the perfect foil.
The 'Inspired by' Chocolate Pavé will be available to UK foodservice as a frozen finished item, but, says James, the dessert really comes into its own when 'pimped and paired' with other flavours such as gingerbread, berries, coffee, passion fruit, citrus, rum, whisky, nuts, Sichuan pepper and mandarin.