Thanks to Scott for taking the pictures (click)!
This is a grape tomato concasse. The skin is left on and pulled up in order to give it the effect of fire when the photo was taken. I saw this in Michel Bras’ book, he roasts them as well which gives a pretty awesome effect as well.
While Scott was over we tried another effect of dropping flowers which worked pretty well and with a little more time I think we’ll perfect it.