What is a Vegas Bowl?
A Vegas Bowl is a one-of-a-kind foggy dessert invented by award-winning pastry chef and chocolatier, Jean-Phillippe Maury. It consists of house made gelato/sorbet, creme, cake, tubed sauce, fruits and toppings enclosed a hemispherical meringue or chocolate crust. Once assembled, it is served in a dome-covered bowl that seeps out a fog that seems like liquid nitrogen, but is actually dry ice. Yes, it’s wonderfully crazy and over-the-top, hence the name “Vegas Bowl.” iDessert first introduced the Vegas Bowl concept to the public in July 2015 in their first location in San Diego, CA.
Where can I get it?
The Vegas bowl dessert is proprietary to iDessert (which serves an assortment of other desserts as well from crepes to milkshakes) and can only be found at their locations.
Las Vegas, NV: (no location yet…but seems likely since it is called the “Vegas Bowl”)
San Diego, CA: iDessert
How do I eat it?
Of course this unique treat at iDessert can be eaten any way you want. (The dessert police won’t arrest you.) However, if you want to eat it the way it was intended follow these 3 steps:
- First, squeeze the ball of creme to inject all the flavor in the middle of the dessert
- Use the end of the spoon’s handle to crack open the crust
- Dig in!
Kristina Reynolds is the Founder & CEO of Glutto and an alumna of the University of California, San Diego. She writes articles & posts for Glutto Digest with insights from fellow industry experts. Furthermore, she is the author of The Fittest Food Lovers: How EVERY BODY Can be Incredibly Fit and Still Enjoy Food, a collaborative philanthropic book with proceeds going to charities that fight world hunger.