Petite Basque (French, hard sheep's milk cheese) dried cherries, sunflower tuile, grainy mustard
Went with some friends into Baltimore's Inner Harbor restaurant, Pazo!!
First off, the interior is breathtaking and exhilarating because it's a rehabilitated old building into something architecturally inspiring. The wine list and menu are to die for and the staff is very well informed.
Of course we fell in love with the sunflower crackers when we first sat down. The waiter overheard us raving and said the recipe was on the website.
The recipe is AMAZINGLY simple.......Sunflower Tuile
It DOES help to score the crackers while still hot with a plastic knife and break apart later when cooled.
My adventurous side HAD to try playing with the recipe.
Like using curry seasoning with chopped cashews. Those stronger flavors paired well with mild creamier cheese like a petite French Munster or a triple creme brie as shown above.
Another flavor combination was chopped fresh rosemary, orange rind zest and pumpkin seed. That paired wonderfully with stronger cheeses like the crumbly cheddar blue, Roquefort, aged provolone.....