I had a few thoughts as a wink to the salad dish, but chose this because gelati- rich with egg yolks and dairy, is conceptually the opposite of celery as we were raised with it (celery sticks, dieting.)
I wanted to stay pure to the tradition so I just added mild spice and herb accents to each flavor: thyme to the Apple, star anise to the Celery, lemon to the Mayonnaise(EVOO with egg and lemon, yes?!)
The solid ingredients all appear in the dessert as well. Walnuts and celery are candied and apple chips separate the gelati, presented in a tower form.
While this is somewhat the decadent version of the 'healthy' salad, it is still more light and refreshing than many desserts!
—LE BEC FIN