"The Tealeaves creation for the dish, it’s a game of texture, trying to play with the crab with the purple potatoes…" Listen to Executive Chef Franck Desplechin (0:36)
The Creation
The Muse
Entrée No. 7

Refreshed Culinary:
From Farm to Tidal

By Executive Chef Franck Desplechin
CREATED at The St. Regis San Francisco

The Muse

  • Tea: TeaLeaves Organic Peppermint
  • Color: PANTONE 290C
  • MOOD: Refreshed

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

The Mood & Color
The Mood & Color

Refreshed: PANTONE 290C

“Tender and soothing, with a subtle touch of warmth, this calm and quiet blue hue replenishes body and soul.”

The Artist
The Artist

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

“This challenge was exciting because the color blue is not something that’s easy to work with. I challenged my purveyors to give me the right vegetables, I challenge myself to find the right components, and I spent quite a few hours in the kitchen to create a dish that perfectly expresses Tealeaves Organic Peppermint, color, and mood.”

- Executive Chef Franck Desplechin

Have a Taste:

Select creations will be on display at their hosted venues for a limited time. Take a bite or sip and savor.

The Ingredients
The Ingredients

“I’ve been inspired by Tealeaves Organic Peppermint, the mood, and affiliated color to create a savoury dish. It was like a game: trying to find the perfect combination of flavor and texture. Crab always goes well with citrus, so I tried to play with the blue color from the curaçao, which is orange liqueur, adding a little bit of citrus, lemon, and the Organic Peppermint that was infused into the syrup.”

-Executive Chef Franck Desplechin
The Gift Shop
The Gift Shop

Symbolism of the Polar Bear :

The chill air of the polar bear's Arctic, blows crisp and cool. Brisk and refreshing, these Organic Peppermint leaves provide a perfect match for a cool encounter.

“Bright eyes reflect cold white. Breath fogs. Fur bathed in powdered snow. Clean, pure and fresh, a cool figure rears up to gaze at the fiery night sky above.”