I visited Carluccio’s italian restaurant in Milton Keynes last saturday.
I ordered a starter, “Prawns marinara”, and a dessert “Pere cotte con zafferano e mascarpone”.
The prawns marinara was a warm prawn salad with cherry tomato halves in olive oil dressing. It was served with a slice of grilled italian bread. The warm prawn was warm and the dressing was very well seasoned. It was perfect. I wiped the the last drops of the dressing from the plate with my bread slice.
My prawns marinara recipe is here.
After this came the dessert.
It was a baked or poached pear on the plate in a citrus and saffron flavoured syrup. At the end of the pear there was a sweet mascarpone mountain.
It was very simple and very elegant dessert, I liked it. The only problem with this dessert I had was that it was served with spoons. This dessert requires dessert knife and fork, otherwise the pear will slip out from under your spoon. And imagine what will happen to your dress and the table.
The next day, which was a sunday, I reproduced this dessert.
The recipe is here.