Dear SOS: In Washington, D.C., I had chocolate flan at Jaleo (Chinatown location). It was so good that I had to consciously stop myself from saying mmmm with every bite. Can you get this recipe?
Dear Lee: This is no ordinary flan. (Of course, is anything from José Andrés really “ordinary”?) Chocolate custard “flan” is piped as a ribbon on a plate garnished with a swirl of rich chocolate sauce and flanked with cocoa crumble-covered brioche ice cream and orange gelatin. Don’t forget the Maldon salt, thyme leaves and Arbequina olive oil for garnish. This is definitely a project for the more ambitious home cook, but the results are perfect when you’re looking for the ultimate show-stopper finish to a meal.