Lick me. Nibble me. Suck me.
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brown butter sponge. cider. ice cream.
Lick me. Nibble me. Suck me.
Perhaps you recognize the format (three supporting ingredients. all lower case. all followed by a period.) and know that this week's Sexy Feast is about to feature Spur Gastropub. The dish is an "Apples & Caramel" dessert, and like just about all of Spur's dishes, it's got a lot going on.
Truth is, at Spur, I generally have to ask the server several times to explain the dishes, as they rapidly rattle off ingredients and techniques that make it sound like there's a chemistry lab in back instead of a kitchen. (If I caught it all, this dish has brown butter sponge cake, caramel apple ice cream, compressed apples, Normandy cider gelee, freeze-dried caramel, caramel sauce, and little sprigs of sorrel.) The menu listings look simple. But the flavors are complex, the visual presentations stunning, and the overall outcome stellar. Apples & Caramel is no different.
So what does Spur's Apples & Caramel teach us about sex?
It's all about temperature and technique.
Chefs Brian McCracken and Dana Tough play with all kinds of elements in their cooking, including temperature. Temperature variations affects texture--a sensual part of both food and sex.
One of the secrets to success of Apples & Caramel is that the sponge cake is cooked fast (blasts in the microwave, if you want to know), which prevents it from falling.
The coolness of the ice cream offsets the warmth of the cake, resulting in balance and pleasure.
For your sexual pleasure, temperature is important. Get your room right. No need to be shivering or sweating--unless that's coming from sheer delight. Similarly, get your body temperature right. Cold hands can give your partner cold feet about going further.
To make matters more erotic, consider temperature in your sex play. For example, some salivate over the thought of a hot, dripping candle, while others want that drip to come from a cold ice cube.
Specific to oral sex, there's the technique of alternating sips from cups of hot tea and ice water between licking, nibbling, and sucking your partner's genitals. Or the "curiously strong" sensation that results from putting cool crème de menthe or Altoids in your warm mouth while pleasing your partner.
Pay attention to temperature and technique, as McCracken and Tough do in their cooking. By doing so, you'll learn that, like Spur:
sex. is. delicious.
Would you like to experience a Sexy Feast in person? At Spur Gastropub? This column comes to life again on April 5, when Spur will serve up a very special Sexy Feast. Enjoy a multi-course meal along with Jay Friedman's commentary about the sexual content of each dish. A fun and stimulating way to talk about romance and relationships, with tips and techniques to spice up your sex life! Check here for more information, or call Spur at 206-728-6706 to make reservations.
Check here for more information, or call Spur at 206-728-6706 to make reservations.