Anyway, here are my final four check-off plates before our two big projects and the end of term.
This was a pear poached in spiced red wine and placed on top of a ball of vanilla ice cream. I wanted to put more on the plate but couldn't decide what, nothing looked right
This is more of the vanilla ice cream but I mixed some brandied cherries that I made a week ago into it with a cold stone (that was fun!) and made a little caramel bowl for it. The smudges on the plate were caramel sauce cherries but I forgot to take a picture before Chef Hall checked it off. Oh well. He loved the ice cream!
This was strawberry sorbet in a tempered chocolate cup with a tuile garnish. Tuiles are paper thin little cookies that can be shaped when they're hot, kind of like the fortune cookies.
Finally, my chocolate marquis. It's a frozen mousse that's quite tasty. I was attempting to make it into a Mayan temple with a road leading to...well, somewhere that has a giant strawberry rose but Chef didn't get it and had to ask what I was going for. Oh well, true genius is never appreciated. ;-P
Tomorrow should be interesting, we'll see how much I actually get done.