| September 1st, 2021
Here's a selection of the compressed fruit from the Sunday Bubbles Brunch, that has been cut and placed on small plates. That way, you weren't messing around with tongs trying to grab some off the larger trays.
Compressed fruit is fruit that has been placed in a vacuum seal bag for a period of time. Certain fruits respond better to this treatment than others. The watermelon, pineapple, cantaloupe and honeydew melon pictured above are all prime candidates.
Most cut fruit contains small pockets of air. Compressing the fruit in a vacuum helps remove some of those tiny air pockets and makes the fruit taste like a more flavorful version of itself. There's nothing more added, none of the juices are taken away… the process just makes the fruit pieces more evenly dense, and easier to cut into exact shapes. Another bonus… since none of the juices are removed, the colors become more vibrant.