This Bizarre Dish Combines Sweet Candy Floss with Savory Pork Belly

By: Katherine Pendrill - Jul 18, 2015
References: carnemnyc & bustle
Brooklyn's 'Carnem Prime Steakhouse' is offering a strange new dish, which combines sweet candy floss with slices of biased pork belly. The bizarre dish was created by Executive Chef David DiSalvo, who was originally inspired by Jose Andres’s Foie Gras Cotton Candy. Unlike Andres, DiSalvo wanted to make a gourmet carnival treat that would be more accessible to consumers.

DiSalvo's dish features a succulent piece of Berkshire all-natural pork belly, covered in a coating of sweet candy floss. The bite-size snacks are fixed to skewers, which makes them easier for customers to eat. The result is an unusual combination of sweet and savory flavors, enhanced by the delicate texture of the spun sugar. While the carnival-inspired confection may sound bizarre, customers seem to love the meaty cotton candy treats.