MAGNUM Ice Cream Celebrates Its Love of Belgian Chocolate and Fashion with Creation of ‘America’s Most Fashionable Chocolate Dessert’
|ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — MAGNUM® Ice Cream, the brand recognized for its unique fashion partnerships since its U.S. launch in 2011, announced today a first-of-its-kind collaboration between American fashion designer Christian Siriano and James Beard Award-winning chef Andrew Carmellini to create “America’s Most Fashionable Chocolate Dessert.”
Through the collaboration, MAGNUM is bringing together this summer’s top fashion trends with premium seasonal culinary ingredients to create a fashion-forward, indulgent dessert featuring a MAGNUM Double Caramel Ice Cream bar, made with the brand’s signature Belgian chocolate.
“America’s Most Fashionable Chocolate Dessert” combines the finest premium ingredients seen on the menus of Chef Carmellini’s restaurants this season, and infuses Christian Siriano’s style expertise in a decadent dish that includes:
Like MAGNUM®, Chef Carmellini and Christian Siriano each share a commitment to fine craftsmanship and to using premium ingredients or materials in their creations – from rich MAGNUM® chocolate, to seasonal produce and exquisite fabrics.
“Quality, seasonal ingredients are the foundation of my menus, and I enjoy the creative process,” said Chef Carmellini. “But I’ve never crafted a dish using trends from the world of fashion. Creating a dessert with MAGNUM Ice Cream that looks like it could be on the cover of a fashion magazine was a fun challenge.”
The one-of-a-kind dessert was unveiled by Chef Carmellini and Christian Siriano at an exclusive banquet hosted by MAGNUM® Ice Cream in New York at Chef Carmellini’s restaurant, Lafayette.
When describing the dessert, Siriano commented, “I’m a bit of a foodie, but have never applied my design input to anything on a culinary front. I loved pulling together my favorite summer trends, such as lace and citrus color blocking, and seeing them translated into such a stylish dessert.”
“You can wear these colors and fabrics a thousand ways but right now it’s all about a clean and modern look – which is just how the dessert is presented,” he added.