When people think of sorbet or ice cream, they typically think of sweet fruits or creamy substances tomatoes rarely come to mind. Fortunately, some of the tomatoes that I grow in my backyard container garden in San Jose are as sweet as the sweetest summer berries. I have a fairly steady supply of Sun Gold and Sun Sugar tomatoes, both of these varietals are super sweet and low on the acid.
A few weeks ago we did a last minute 10 course tasting in San Jose and we had a whole roster of interesting sorbets and ice creams on hand. That week we had an over supply of dry ice and we pretty much created a bunch of these on the spot. The tomato was my favorite, because I’m a huge fan of super sweet tomatoes and I felt that it could be related to by people who weren’t sure what a 10 course tasting is.
FYI: Epic Bites is known for tasting dinners in which we fully customize a menu that contains only the best ingredients and techniques. This may include things like Toro, 2 month aged rib eye, and homemade charcuterie.
So back to the tomato sorbet. We served it in little cups with avocado mouse and pistachio oil. It was a big hit and has been added to the menu’s of several weddings we have coming up.