"The biggest challenge is really the color." Listen to Pastry Sous Chef Michael Sotomango (0.31)
The Creation
The Muse
Dessert No.10

Invigorated Pastry:

BY Pastry Sous Chef Michael Sotomango
CREATED AT Mandarin Oriental, Miami

The Muse

  • Tea: TeaLeaves Energy
  • Color: PANTONE 716C
  • MOOD: Invigorated

The artist was inspired by the tea, color, and mood of the TEALEAVES Whole Leaf Pyramid Teabag Collection

The Mood & Color
The Mood & Color

Invigorated: PANTONE 716C

“Active and gregarious this high energy orange is radiant and hot.”

The Artist
The Artist

Chef's Notes:
blending tea, mood, and color

“The pastry arrangement circles around the plate, mimicking a movement. There isn't a single, static point on the plate. To me, that speaks both invigoration and Energy blend. Orange energy, moving towards one another.”

-Pastry Sous Chef Michael Sotomango

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The Ingredients
The Ingredients

“I wanted to balance Energy blend flavors, so I incorporated it into a white chocolate mousse. The poached mango and orange segments highlights citrus notes of the blend, while ginger jelly and bourbon citrus compote add warmth to the dessert.”

-Pastry Sous Chef Michael Sotomango
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Symbolism of the Hare :

The hare has long been a symbol of agility and quickness of foot. The Energy blend supports the mind when it needs to be keen, alert and ready to leap into action like the hare.

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“Eyes alert, ears engaged, feet ready to spring into action. An astute mind must decide in a split second: the difference between success and failure.”