Gelato Messina – Happy Taste Bud TimeWe loved Gelato Messina’s bespoke creations last year, and this year was no exception. Messina’s ‘pot luck pies’ included tubs of goodness with cheeky names like ‘Bangkok Holla’, ‘Phuc King Tasty’ and ‘Happy Taste Bud Time’. Our Happy Taste Bud Time pot luck pies were huge, encompassing a deadly sweet mix of lychee sponge, mango puree, rambutan and coconut gelato, whipped salted coconut cream and a chewy coconut macaron.
South Thai: Tanqueray gin, fresh mint, lime juice, kaffir lime leaf
Larb of prawn with lime and chilli.
From the outset it has to be said that as a whole, Germany knows how to do things properly. Being an all or nothing kind of person, it’s always admirable the way in which any endeavour is meticulously perfected, as that’s the approach I would take myself. The evergreen Porsche 911 is a great example of german sentiment and character.Just like the 911 with a boxer flat six engine, there are things that should never change because why try and improve perfection? The rules for the making of the Nuremberg sausage which includes ingredient purity are protected by law much like Germany and Belgium’s famed Beer Purity Laws.
With tropical fruits, pineapple and passionfruit at the tip of the tongue, it reveals a nice straw body, with a nutty honey finish. Despite it’s almost unbelievable maturity in taste it still has a lovely fizz on the tongue, like Diemen pepper berries. How appropriate.
Hellyer’s 12 y.o. gives you the best of both worlds here, 12 y.o. vibrance, without the sharp edges, with an 18 y.o. body and complexity. Well worth trying and most definitely world class.
The Food Society were invited to sample Hellyers Road Distillery’s latest offering.
Wagyu tartare and bresaola, egg yolk, hay ash and pine nuts
Asparagus, roasted parmesan custard, radish and gazpacho