For a very special birthday dinner, R surprised me by taking me to Hatfield’s. This was my first experience enjoying a meal prepared by Quinn Hatfield and all of the reviews ring true- the food is phenomenal. Now let’s move on to dessert!
Coconut Custard “Macaroon” with marinated pineapple and vanilla tapioca. I changed the sorbet from elderflower to blood orange, since I’m not much of an elderflower fan. The blood orange was zesty and tart and provided a nice contrast to the sweet flavors of the custard. Sweet tapioca pearls for the base for a delicate and smooth coconut custard. A thin disc of a meringue with toasted coconut crowns the custard. Surrounding the dish is small chunks of sweet, almost boozy pineapple. Gather this all in one bite and the textures are amazing. There is a little bit of everything – chewy, crunchy, creamy, soft and juicy. This dessert packs a fascinating complexity of flavors. There is a depth to the pineapple and a hidden ingredient in the custard. The whole experience will leave you mmm-ing and sighing
DianaMay 11, 2010
I'm actually going to dinner at Hatfield's on Friday! So excited — I have my eye on every single one of their desserts! 😉
Hope you had an amazing birthday!
LetMeEatCake Eat With Me!May 11, 2010
Diana- I had the most amazing dinner and we did actually order 2 desserts I just talked about one hehe 🙂 the bread pudding sounded amazing we got beignets, but please don't miss this coconut custard macaroon it is divine!
JamieMay 11, 2010
I hear amazing things about Karen Hatfield's desserts, I might just make a visit to Hatfield's for only dessert since that is probably all I can afford :)n
AllisonMay 11, 2010
Mmmmm I love tapioca! That dessert looks wonderful.
Kathy Diaz (foundbaking)May 11, 2010
I see the beignets too on top of the macaroons. Yummy!
MariaMay 12, 2010
Interesting dessert. I would try it for sure:)
food je t'aimeMay 13, 2010
mm looks so good! I've been wanting to try Hatfield's. Anything with the word "macaroon" or "meringue" I LOVE.
Tangled NoodleMay 16, 2010
Even though I haven't tasted this dessert, I am definitely 'mmmm-ing' already!
Cathy DanhMay 17, 2010
Happy Birthday, woman!
Karen Hatfield is AMAZING AMAZING!
The Duo DishesMay 19, 2010
Neither one of us has been to Hatfield's. That's a shame! Coconut custard sounds fabulous.
AlejandraMay 21, 2010
This custard looks and sounds amazing! Happy belated Birthday!