What dessert would you serve after this pasta?
I'm making tagliatelle with braised veal ragu for company. It's a very hearty dish. Can't figure out what type of dessert would be good to serve after such a filling meal. Any ideas?
i would also suggest sorbet. I remember having a scoop of espresso sorbet and scoop of lime sorbet after a v. rich Italian meal and it was the perfect finish.
I love serving sorbet after an Italian meal. I often grill some fruit to put on top and drizzle with a bit of balsamic glaze.
In the winter, a favorite dessert at my house is pears poached in red wine. I peel them, core with a melon baller, and cut the bottom so they'll sit flat.
Sit them carefully in a saucepan to which you've added about an inch of red wine, a spoonful or two of honey, and a sprinkle of cinnamon if you wish. Let simmer gently for 15-20 minutes, or til you can easily pierce the pears with a fork or the tip of a knife.
Stand them on a plate or in a shallow bowl, and spoon a little of the poaching liquid over the top.
They come out absolutely beautiful --- they fade from the pale yellow near the stem to a blushing red at the bottom.
Warm, sweet (but not too sweet) and light. If you're feeling decadent, a small spoonful of creme fraiche will do.
(ETA better cooking instructions)