Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Sweet architecture

Posted By on Tue, Mar 23, 2010 at 10:12 AM

Ladies and gentleman: the Fine Arts Center
  • Ladies and gentleman: the Fine Arts Center
Have you ever seen a really cool building and thought to yourself, ‘Man, that’s so pretty, I wish I could eat it.’?

Me neither.

But apparently someone had a thought not too far from that at the Colorado chapter of the American Institute of Architects, which in celebration of Colorado Architecture Month (who knew?), invited eight Colorado restaurants to create desserts inspired by notable local architecture.

The project is being called Delicious Designs, and the desserts are slated to be served throughout April, for roughly one week each.

Outside of three Denver eateries, the other participants are all metro-Springs based: Nosh, The Blue Star, The Margarita at PineCreek, Amuzé Bistro and the Black Bear Restaurant. Architecture tributes include the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, the Goodwill Center of Colorado Springs and the U.S. Air Force Academy Chapel. Find dessert sketches and available dates at coloradoarchitecturemonth.org.

Deconstructing art
  • Deconstructing art

In case you can't read the blueprints, here's more on architect Christy Riggs and chef Alicia Prescott's rendition of the FAC, to be served April 1-10:

The dessert is an olive oil cake with lemon curd filling, lemon cream and a white chocolate glaze. The cake is covered by a sugar cage with fresh berries. The dessert is accompanied by lemon curd with raspberry sauce and a raspberry sorbet.

Here are sketches and renditions of two other designs:

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Amuze_I_Web.jpg

Goodwill_Sketch_The_Blue_Star_Riggs.jpg
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