In Pictures: Camilla Elphick designs dessert menu
British footwear designer Camilla Elphick is collaborating with
restaurant Bluebird, in Chelsea, on a dessert menu featuring “playful
details” from her signature shoes.
The ‘My Favourite Things Menu’ launches on August 13 and incorporates
Elphick’s signature designs including her ‘Silver Lining Boot’ arrow
detail, heart silhouettes inspired by her celebrity favoured ‘Lover’ styles
and of her iconic Pez heel.
Elphick worked closely with the restaurant’s head pastry chef Roger Pizey
to create a menu of desserts that represent her “shoes, style and taste,”
featuring chocolate, ice-cream and edible glitter.
The new Pez Daisy shoes, part of the footwear designer’s summer 2018
collection, has been realised into a dessert featuring a dark chocolate
fondant with lemon verbena centre, chocolate ice-cream and a colour pop of
edible flowers, while her famous ‘Lover’ trainers featuring cross over
heart straps has been made into a wafer red heart ice cream sandwich with
raspberry sorbet and pink meringue.
The final dessert, based on Elphick’s most recognisable symbol, the
arrow, from her Silver Lining Boots, inspired by clouds, is now a black
sesame ice cream pudding with blackberry sorbet, a white chocolate arrow
and edible glitter. Each pudding also includes a different flavour of ice
Commenting on her dessert menu, Elphick said in a press statement: “I’ve
loved every second of this partnership! Combining two of my favourite
things – shoes and ice-cream!”
“We decided to create edible incarnations of our designs, and the
outcome, three mouth wateringly pretty and delicious desserts. My favourite
is the Pez Daisy shoe inspired chocolate fondant. Although, a mouthful of
all three and a glass of fizz would be the dream.”
My Favourite Things Dessert Menu launches on the August 13 until
September at Bluebird Chelsea in London.
Images: courtesy of Camilla Elphick/ Bluebird restaurant