Whipped cream delicately flavored with lavender honey is spooned over fresh figs and raspberries. Lacelike almond cookies are served alongside the fruits and cream to provide a contrasting crunch.
The eggs in this dish are not fully cooked; it should not be prepared for pregnant women, babies, young children, the elderly, or anyone whose health is compromised.
Figs contain omega-3 fatty acids, which are associated with healthy heart and brain function, and lutein, which aids vision. Nutritionists recommend figs for helping to lower blood cholesterol and blood pressure.
Pate de foie gras spreads as easily as butter and is available in most specialty-food or cheese shops. It is usually sold in small individual terrines or sliced from a larger terrine and sold by the pound.