Place gelatin sheets in ice water and allow to bloom, about 3 to 5 minutes. In a saucepot over medium heat, add cream, sugar, vanilla bean and seeds, lavender and vanilla extract and bring to a boil, whisking regularly. Whisk in gelatin to dissolve and season with vanilla salt. Strain through a chinois and pour into desired mold. Refrigerate for at least 45 minutes. Unmold and serve cold. Serve with Peaches and Wine and Florentine cookies.
Peaches and Wine:
Place all ingredients except peaches into a large saucepan. Bring to a boil. Turn down to a simmer. Reduce by 2/3 or until mixture becomes a syrup, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from heat. Transfer into another container. Let cool. Add in sliced peaches.
Almond- Maple-Bacon Florentine:
Yield:4 to 6 Florentines
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Mix all ingredients together in an electric mixer fitted with paddle attachment. Form into small balls and bake on a silpat-fitted baking sheet for 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from oven. Let cool to warm. Remove from silpat and form into desired shape.