I am testing out ideas for edible fruit cocktails that I would like to serve as an opener at a dinner party.
So far, my tests have been successful, but it occurred to me that vacuum sealing, or "compressing" these fruits might intensify the flavor and make for interesting textures. Based on these answers: Is there a way to make compressed watermelon without a vacuum machine?, it appears that an industrial strength vacuum chamber is my best bet.
Anyone know where I can rent such a machine? I'm considering creating my own, but before I commit to this insanity, I'd like to explore my options.