Alta Bakery + Cafe in Monterey has a radicchio salad on the menu that showcases its bitter flavor by pairing it with apples, candied walnuts and lots of shaved Parmigiana-Reggiano.
Pink grapefruit marmalade is for real marmalade lovers. It has such a strong bitter and tart flavor that the intensity is not for every palate. But nothing compares to a thick piece of toasted bread with a thick spread of grapefruit marmalade and some really good black tea.
The idea was to create a martini with mezcal and I wanted to accentuate the earth element flavors of one of my favorite spirits. Flavors are like puzzle pieces—I chose modifiers that support the flavors of mezcal but don’t overpower it.