One of the leading Russian fashion designers, Valentin Yudashkin, has tried his hand at haute cuisine. He`s created an exquisite signature dessert served at the legendary Parisian Cafe de la Paix.
The designer`s "Imperial Gift", inspired by Carl Fabergé creations, has already been described as a treat to make anyone`s mouth water.
A meringue coated with chocolate, it has savory lemon flavor and a light vanilla cream spiced up with pieces of fresh blueberry and blackberry.
On top of the complex culinary installation, there`s a sweet waffle roll hiding a sugar-coated raspberry with golden tears.
The established Russiandesigner, whose creations have been exhibited at the Louvre Museum of Fashion and the Metropolitan Museum in New York, was quoted as saying that the challenge was to find such ingredients that would reveal all the nuances of traditional Russian cuisine.
"Desserts are my guilty-food pleasure. That`s why I was especially pleased to make my modest contribution to French culinary art," Yudashkin told Itar-Tass news agency.
Cafe de la Paix is known as the only restaurant in the world which features desserts created by leading fashion designers. Among those who have already left their "culinary footprint" at the landmark café are Paco Rabanne, Chantal Thomass and Elie Saab, just to name a few.
The current season at one of the oldest Parisian venues once frequented by Pyotr Tchaikovsky and Émile Zola has been dedicated to countries with "rising economies", such as Russia, India, China and Brazil.