"I was using the sea as the inspiration." Listen to Pastry Chef Tova du Plessis (0.30)
The Creation
The Muse
Dessert No.9

Peaceful Pastry:
The Relax Island

BY Pastry Chef Tova du Plessis
CREATED AT The Rittenhouse Philadelphia

The Muse

  • Tea: TeaLeaves Relax
  • Color: PANTONE 7459C
  • MOOD: Peaceful

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

The Mood & Color
The Mood & Color

Peaceful: PANTONE 7459C

“"Eternal and enduring, this dependable and consoling blue brings a serene tranquility.”

The Artist
The Artist

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

“The color is like the ocean. So I went from there. The chocolate decorations are the waves, the caramelized white chocolate dust is the sand. I wanted to evoke that serene sensation of lying on a deserted island.”

-Pastry Chef Tova du Plessis

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The Ingredients
The Ingredients

“I did a play on a floating island by poaching a meringue and creating a fresh berry consomm√© with the Relax blend. I decided to also make a lychee rose sorbet with candied violet, alongside a sand of caramelized white chocolate.”

-Pastry Chef Tova du Plessis
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The Gift Shop
The Gift Shop

Symbolism of the Owl :

With their keen sense of sight in darkness, owls provide the perfect guide to a relaxed state. Calming thoughts usher in hidden wisdom. Relax is enjoyed as a path to this peace, or as a gentle sleep aid.

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“The mind settles like soft down. Breath finds a new rhythm. Thoughts flow freely, connections made, once insurmountable problems, solved, wisdom achieved.”