Turning savory into sweet is trendy these days. Ice cream tacos, for example? All the rage. As are cookie pizzas and dessert nachos, all dishes that don’t fit into any real food group but fit into our hearts. Apparently there’s no limits to just how far you can go with dessert-for-dinner meals, because Chef Moosah Reaume of Miss Ricky’s at the Virgin Hotel in Chicago channeled Will Ferrell’s Buddy the Elf and created dessert spaghetti.
You remember Buddy’s...unconventional diet, right?
Besides eating gum off the New York City subway railings and swallowing cotton balls (which were actually made out of cotton candy for the film), Buddy’s main form of sustenance was sugar. He carries around a nip of maple syrup not unlike the way Beyoncé keeps hot sauce in her bag (swag) and, when left to his own devices while his new family is out of the house, concocts a breakfast of spaghetti topped with syrup, candy and other sweets.
Reaume wanted to commemorate the 15th anniversary of “Elf” in the best way he knew how: by recreating the masterpiece.
There’s so much piled on this plate that I can’t even wrap my taste buds around it: strawberry sauce, marshmallows, Pop-Tarts, M&Ms, Oreos, Fruity Pebbles, chocolate sauce and, of course, a healthy pour of maple syrup all dumped on top of a serving of spaghetti.
Ferrell has said that he actually got a little sick while filming the charming Christmas flick due to all the sugar (“If it takes eating a lot of maple syrup, then I will -- if that's what the job calls for”), so we can only assume that he actually did eat this mixture.
dinner dessert meal is only available through Christmas Day, so make your move sooner rather than later if you’re brave enough to eat like an oversized elf.