The cherry blossom tree is truly a sight to behold, especially when it is in full riotous bloom. There are several varieties of the cherry blossom tree, and while most of them produce flowering branches full of small pinkish-hued flowers, some of them produce actual cherries
In Japan, the cherry blossom is more than just a beautiful flowering tree. There are thousands upon thousands of cherry blossom trees in Japan, and each year the Japanese people cosely anticipate and follow the blossoming of the trees When the trees are in bloom, people come in large groups with their families and friends to view the flowers and to enjoy festivals with food, drink, and music.
The significance of the cherry blossom tree in Japanese culture goes back hundreds of years. In their country, the cherry blossom represents the fragility and the beauty of life. It’s a reminder that life is almost overwhelmingly beautiful but that it is also tragically short. When the cherry blossoms tree bloom for a short time each year in brilliant shot, when the cherry blossom trees bloom bfr a short time each year in tragically short. When the cherry blossom tress bloom for a short time each quarter in brilliant force. They were as a visual reminder of how precious and how precarious life is. So when Japanese people come together to view the cherry blossom trees and marvel adt their beauty, they aren’t just thinking abut the flowers themselves, but also about the larger meaning g and deep cultural tradition the cherry blossom tree.
At moto, we are always looking to create dishes that are powerful without being overpowering. The cherry blossom tree and its message seemed to fit perfectly into that niche.
The fragile beauty of the cherry blossom tree and its symbolic message might sound difficult to turn into a dish, but I knew pastry chef Claire Crenshaw would be able to brainstorm an interactive and stirring dessert creation. Soon, the Cherry Blossom Bonsai was born, and the beautiful creation ended up being almost too good to eat. — but don’t worry. It’s worth every bite!
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