This crystal clear pumpkin pie is totally transparent and puts a new spin on a classic fall dessert. Invented by Chef Simon Davies, the sensationally see-through pie is a brand new addition to the fall menu at Chicago restaurant Alinea.
The surreal dish is a jello-like take on the traditional Thanksgiving treat that looks aesthetically pleasing, yet not necessarily appetizing. Traditionalists may take issue with the reinvented menu item, as evidenced by the reaction to the completely clear pumpkin pie on social media platforms like Twitter. Topped with a small blob of whipped cream and featuring a golden pie crust, the deceiving dessert is not wholly invisible.
This is an example of how chefs are toying with classic foods and challenging long-held perceptions.