Sweet, aromatic, earthy: You have a thing or two in common with the lavender honey on the cheese plate at Amada. Sure, it’s good enough to eat by the spoonful, but who wants to be seen doing that? Here’s a way to keep your gluttony on the QT.
Jose Garces’s Truffled Lavender Honey
8 oz. clover honey
2 tbsp. lavender flowers (you can get them at Essene).
2 oz. white truffle oil
1. Combine honey and lavender in a sauce pot and bring to 180° (use a candy thermometer). Remove from heat.
2. Whisk for one minute and strain to remove flowers.
3. Whisk in truffle oil.
4. Let cool and stir before serving (honey and oil separate).
5. Commence bingeing.
Also available at Amada, 217-219 Chestnut Street (215-625-2450 or amadarestaurant.com).
Photo by David Snyder of PhilaFoodie.com