Romanesco has been popping up all over our menu once the gents in the kitchen got ahold of it this past week. Nearly every guest has not only noticed, but also inquired as to the delicious and somewhat mysterious ingredient.
Romanesco Broccoli is also referred to as Roman Cauliflower, and was first documented in Italy in the sixteenth century. The head of Romanesco broccoli is a visually striking example of an approximate fractal in nature. Each bud is composed of a series of smaller buds, all arranged in yet another logarithmic spiral. The number of spirals on the head of Romanesco broccoli is a Fibonacci Sequence.
Here is some more info on Fibonacci Numbers found in Nature, if you’re into that sort of thing.