MICHAEL DOUGLAS (from the film Falling Down)
Concepts: warm, wood, multi-layered and multi-textured, beautiful superficially, complex and multifaceted
Dessert: Caramel and apple tart with meringue
Concepts: petroleum, inedible, tobacco, alcohol, charred, cake shape to resemble life preserver?,
Dessert: Stout cake, tequila ganache, tobacco smoked salt
BOB HYDE (from the film Coming Home)
Concepts: purity of flavor, loneliness, humid/fog, sable/sandiness, crisp white (lifeguard tower), composition:
square, horizon line. Sandy bottom, foggy sea mist on top of the sand. Dense, rich, wet, but still light.
Dessert: Coffee and cognac parfait atop salted shortbread
ROGER WADE (from the film The Long Goodbye)
concepts: gin/martini, 60’s nostalgic dessert, lady in ocean in billowy dress = floating meringues, salted licorice
Dessert: Sambuca and mint salted meringue
concepts: shimmery, dark, luxurious and rich, shock of red (lipstick, her red down coat she was drowned in),
harvest catalina cherry (“prunus ilicifolia ssp. Lyonii”) on the island
Dessert: Chocolate caramel with sweetened, dried catalina cherries. Topped with lustre dust and sea salt.
AIMEE SEMPLE MCPHERSON
Concepts: white, cotton candy, fluff, harvested oranges and fennel from echo park, near foursquare church
Dessert: Salted fennel and orange cotton candy.
NORMAN MAINE (from the 1954 version of A Star Is Born)
Concepts: orange, black, calm, beautiful and perfect exterior, simmering fire-y interior
Dessert: Whiskey burnt orange chocolate truffle topped with sea salt