Mint Chocolate Pate

Written by Gwen Ashley Walters Category: Local Products Issue: February 2012

A swath of vanilla cream on the plate holds the two pâté slices in place, and an orange-tinged raspberry coulis on the side swirls in a touch of tartness. To add texture, Ward tops the pâté with a crisp corkscrew tuile cookie and a sprinkling of toasted, chopped hazelnuts.

“I envisioned this dessert as a palate cleanser, with a refreshing hint of mint,” Ward says. Mission accomplished.

Wright’s at the Biltmore
The Arizona Biltmore
2400 E. Missouri Ave., Phoenix