These two desserts are quite similar to the ones that we made last Friday... but the Mendiant with Sour Cherry Compote is my favorite of all plated desserts we've made to date I like the flavor combination of all the components. I think the recipes tend to have too much going for one plate that the flavors either get lost or just seems oddly composed.
There's a famous quote (one of my favorites) - "life is short, eat dessert first"... and that's what we did today. We had both desserts before lunch! :)