With the changing seasons comes different cravings. Zest uses the freshest of ingredients that are in season. Locally sourced ingredients not only support local businesses, but it truly tastes better. Nothing beats biting into a freshly grown peach. Trust us, you can taste a difference.
As the trees laugh in color once more and the hills start to look like gumdrops, suddenly a warm apple pie wafting the scent of cinnamon in every corner of your house comes to mind. As an autumn zest specialty, you could have a Greek yogurt panna cotta with a spiced apple compote and delicate crumble delivered right to your door.
Ice and fire, as different as they are, come together and crackle all around us. I see winter as an empty canvas for dreams and creation. That’s why Zest will gladly deliver a warm box of cookies to your door, just like a nicely wrapped present. Or maybe a chocolate peppermint Bûche de Noël with meringue mushrooms and sugared cranberries.
Once again, the hills are alive with color as bees and butterflies come out and bloom just like the vibrant hues of pansies and daffodils bathing in the sunlight. Berries and all sorts of sweet fruits slowly make their way into season, so why not enjoy a layered lemon poppyseed bursting with macerated strawberries and a freshly whipped cream?
In-season produce is fresher, better tasting, sweeter and perfectly ripe.
Looking outside is likewise examining the careful strokes of the softest bristles from a painter’s brush, blazes of celebration of yellow and blue. To me, summer is happiness. I like to reflect that in my desserts, one of which is a sweet peach cobbler topped with freshly churred vanilla bean ice cream. Or even a homemade s’mores kit so you can perfectly toast marshmallows over a roaring fire.