Monday, June 6, 2011

Juicy Fruit-ure

Yom Shavuot!

Summer is just around the corner and we couldn't be more excited! Mouthwatering watermelon, luscious mangoes, rich ripe cherries...All winter long we've been craving fresh, sweet fruit and Shavuot is the time to celebrate these deliciously juicy treats.

Historically, Shavuot commemorates the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai. Agriculturally, the holiday celebrates the time when the first fruit were harvested and brought to the Temple and is known as Hag ha-Bikkurim (The Festival of First Fruits). In celebration of Shavuot, Esprit is rolling out three new dairy items that make fruity and light summer fair. Chef Guy has crafted these beautiful (and fresh!) dishes to choose from for your upcoming summer event.

a. Fresh apple cups filled with soft goat cheese and walnuts with a drizzle of white truffle oil

b. Pate au choux filled with balsamic marinated basil, tomato and mozzarella

c. Sweet watermelon rectangle drizzled with a balsamic reduction and topped with a feta cheese floret

Which one are you anxious to try? Happy Holiday and be sure to wear some sunscreen!