What is it? They are small glasses, a few ounces full of flavor and different color, these glasses have become very common in the service of cocktails, as bites or high end receptions. A more elaborate variation of the classic japanese spoon with a simple shrimp on sauce or a small bowl of vichyssoise. This snack is often served in a shot glass as an appetizer to a meal or as a dessert in its sweet version.
The play on transparency of the glass with the right choice of colors, textures and tastes of foods help make this a popular choice for chefs and caterers, a way for these artists to showcase their culinary know-how. Although it is possible to see what is happening inside the verrine, a good chef will use the element of surprise at the moment of dipping your spoon. It is not unusual to find layers of creamy and crunchy, hot and cold or solid and liquid in the same small container of 2.5 ounces.
In a society where people enjoy better eating quality and often with the spirit of health in mind, the verrine is intended as a clever way to present high quality food in small quantities and use of the colors in fruit and vegetables to enhance visual impact. The verrine is to appetizer what the cupcake was to dessert, a way to reduce portions by including flavors and colors rarely seen together before.
Several different shapes and choices are available in our inventory and waiting for your creations.