This unusual fruit is tricky to eat: between the mesocarp and the seed are very fine spines that can really hurt your mouth, so you must scrape the outside of the fruit before consuming. It’s popularly eaten with rice and chicken and in Brazil you can find it sold fresh by street vendors and also preserved in jars, oils, mixed with chillies for hot sauces and as a liquor.
We challenged @glassofbubbly, @finelocation and @oliverwalkey to pair Arroz Com Pequi with fizz. The course was paired with @barth_sekt and @wingut_fb_schoenleber. Let’s be honest: @finelocation described the pequi smell as wet socks!