This Chocolate Dessert From Portugal Actually Blooms Like A Flower

Mar 16, 2015
Foodies beware: this dessert will probably haunt your dreams until you finally get to try it. What starts out as a ball of chocolate "blooms" like a flower when hot cream is added to the bowl. The effect is dramatic, and it has taken the Internet by storm.

This stunning dessert is the work of Portuguese chef Joaquim Sousa. If you want to try it, you will have to head over to the Ipsylon Restaurant at The Oitavos Hotel in Cascais, Portugal. Sousa is no stranger to culinary innovation, and his Facebook and Instagram feeds are the stuff of gourmet dreams.

The real trick here is creating the petals, making sure they're the right shape and arranged properly. After that, the bloom effect is simply caused by melting the bottoms so they fall.
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