Eat and Drink Avocado rose: Michelin-starred NYC chef Chris Jaeckle teaches us how to make the Instagram sensation By Melissa Kravitz email@example.com Updated May 5, 2016 3:18 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Avocados are getting fancy. And floral! The avocado rose (#avocadorose) has been all over Instagram this May, and you know you want to make one yourself. Michelin-starred Chef Chris Jaeckle of the trendy Uma Temakeria (i.e. that sushi burrito spot) taught us how to make one -- and it's not that hard. Here's your official step-by-step avocado rose tutorial. Start with a ripe avocado Photo Credit: Melissa Kravitz It should be firm, but not too firm. 1. Cut the avocado in half Photo Credit: Melissa Kravitz Jaeckle slices it just to the right of where it was attached to the tree, i.e. where the stem was. 2. Gently twist the avocado open Photo Credit: Melissa Kravitz The avocado should open easily. You can use both halves for avocado roses. If you're using the pitted side, remove the pit Photo Credit: Melissa Kravitz Put the knife in the middle of the seed and pull it out. Easy! 3. Remove the skin Photo Credit: Melissa Kravitz Gently loosen the skin with your finger and then peel the avocado, as with a soft-boiled egg. 4. Slice the avocado Photo Credit: Melissa Kravitz Jaeckle uses a gliding, rather than a chopping, motion, from far to close, to thinly and cleanly slice the avocado. 5. Spread out your slices Photo Credit: Melissa Kravitz Use both hands to glide your slices into a straight line, still overlapping but spaced out about half an inch from each other. 6. Starting with the narrowest part of the avocado, start rolling it inwards Photo Credit: Melissa Kravitz The narrow part of the avocado will be the center of the rose. Keep rolling Photo Credit: Melissa Kravitz You're about to achieve greatness. And if any of the avocado cracks, don't worry, you can clean it up at the end. Success! Photo Credit: Melissa Kravitz Congrats, you're now the envy of all your Instagram friends. By Melissa Kravitz firstname.lastname@example.org Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More on this topic Frosting Magnolia Bakery cupcakes is harder than it looksMagnolia Bakery shared its frosting secrets. Learn to make The Meatball Shop's classic meatballsLet's make some meatballs! Ladybird, Mile End and more new restaurants to visit Stay in the know on new restaurants. Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.