Bacon and maple have been paired together for many years. The very salty flavor of the bacon balances out the very sweet flavor of the maple, with neither taste becoming overwhelming. The caramelized white chocolate has a caramel/Maillard flavor that adds depth of flavor to the bacon and the maple; the same goes for the brown butter in the panna cotta, which truly emphasizes the Maillard flavors of the dessert.
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