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|Panacotta Photo- Mariam Mamaji|
I discovered this dessert fairly late in life in Goa at J&A’s Little Italy two-and-a-half years ago. And to their credit they do such a pitch-perfect job that they made me a panacotta lover for life! But in this city which has since then been hesitantly experimenting with this Italian dessert which literally means ‘cooked cream’ the results range from divine to disastrous. The PVC version is the former, with a perfect creamy consistency that’s not too dense or gloopy and with a hint of vanilla complimented by a perfect passion fruit coulis. Some people may like their panacotta with a chocolate, almond or sweet accompaniment but I am staunch supporter of a tangy fruit reduction to set off the smooth and delicately sweet texture of this dessert. Another great panacotta deserving mention is the one at Smokehouse Grill in Delhi which comes with a very innovative green peppercorn reduction.