Tiramisu: The Pick-Me-Up Dessert

 

It’s no wonder that ‘tiramisu’ translates to “pick me up” – first introduced to Americans in the 1980s, this perky coffee-flavored confection stole the hearts of foodies from coast to coast. But unlike so many delicious desserts from Italian cuisine, tiramisu was the new kid on the block, only having made its debut in the 1960s in the region of Veneto, Italy. The restaurant “Le Beccherie” in Treviso conjured this instant classic, and they continue to serve it to this day.

We make tiramisu daily in our Pastini kitchens, using the traditional recipe of ladyfingers (light sponge cake) dipped in coffee, layered with sweetened mascarpone, and finished with cocoa powder. Tiramisu may be a 20th century creation, but it exemplifies the age-old tenets of Italian food: simple ingredients, artfully combined in just the right way, creating something wonderful.

Order a slice of this creamy, dreamy dessert next time you visit us, and check out our full dessert menu for more handcrafted, must-try desserts.

 

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