Dinner at Root in New Orleans is like a date with Willy Wonka, full of purposeful whimsy. My clafoutis was a perfect illustration of that.
'Root' on Serious Eats
While heavy-handed desserts still have their place in New Orleans, a new wave of inventive chefs are taking steps to reimagine dishes on their own terms, bringing a lighter, more delicate, nuanced refinement to classic meal-ending bites. Here are three places leading the way.
This brunch drink from Southpaw BBQ in San Francisco is like a cross between sangria and soda, with a kick of herbal complexity from Root liqueur by Art in the Age.
Q: What do a Native American medicinal herbal drink, lebkuchen, and a legendary (if possibly apocryphal) tea brewed by Benjamin Franklin have in common? A: They've all served as the inspiration for unique and exciting liqueurs from Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction.