Simple and elegant, the blueberry soup with yogurt and lime cream at Le Cirque Wine Bar is so clean it effortlessly cuts the summer heat. The soup is a rich reduction of blueberry, water and sugar, strained then chilled. I love the blueberry tannins that add an unexpected dimension to this otherwise pristine purée. The piquant lime zest creates perfect harmony with the blueberries’ sweetness. The yogurt cream is whipped to the consistency of Chantilly, which gives the dessert a touch of weightlessness. If all creams were as light as this one, we’d be in serious trouble. The beautiful presentation as the soup is poured tableside over the lime and yogurt cream atop fresh blueberries adds to the allure.
See recipe for the blueberry soup to the right in the Recipe Box.