Want your meals and cocktails to sparkle?
Add an infusion of molecular gastronomy
It’s easy to create a dazzling presentation while adding a surprising burst of intense flavor with some Christine Le Tennier Flavour Pearls in the kitchen.
These caviar-like jewels can help you instantly jump aboard the molecular gastronomy wave and create stunning dishes and cocktails at home with no extra effort. Le Tennier has already done the science, and work, for you.
Born from the seas of Brittany, France, these culinary pearls are perfect for a variety of applications that range from appetizers and entrees, to beverages and desserts. The only limit is your imagination.
Using a process called spherification, a technique which consists of floating flavourful liquids and purees in an alginate bath, the pearls form a thin, gelatinized coating that when pierced, release their intensely-flavoured centers with a rich, juicy ‘pop’!
The pearls can be filled with juices, liqueurs, oils, syrups, sauces, vinegars and more. Qualifirst Foods carries 18 varieties of Christine Le Tennier Flavour Pearls in flavors that range from blackcurrant, strawberry and caramel, to lemon and pepper, vinegar and shallots and more. They are shelf-stable and hold form in both cold and heat.
Sprinkle some strawberry pearls into a decadent chocolate mousse or onto your favorite ice cream for a concentrated, fruity twist. Or top some oysters with the vinegar and shallot pearls to add a complex flavour and stunning presentation.
“The main function is decoration because you eat first with your eyes,” says Le Tennier. “And the second is taste. When the pearls explode in your mouth, they give you an intense flavour.”
Both experienced chefs and home cooks easily unleash their creativity in the kitchen. You can add glistening gourmet flair to almost any dish or beverage simply by using a spoon. Like the oceans they spring from, there are virtually no boundaries in how they can be used.
Christine Le Tennier has a passion for food, as well as a passion for the sea. It is, after all, seaweed molecules that provide the alginate magic in the spherification process.
Through her company, Le Tennier has also become an outspoken advocate for the protection of our oceans. She frequently lectures across Europe on the potential uses of seaweed and its value to the culinary world.
Christine Le Tennier Flavour Pearls are the perfect combination of a passion for good food and a passion for our environment.
Unleash your creative passion in the kitchen and find your perfect flavour combination with Christine Le Tennier Flavour Pearls. Download some cocktail recipes as well as apetizers, salads and desserts recipes. They’ll take your culinary skills to new depths.