Beautiful Creamy Panna Cotta by Willowdale’s Chef Bennie Lightbody

Panna Cotta ©Kim Smith 2014JPGToday at Willowdale we celebrated our dear friend Sarah’s new baby-on-the-way. Lots of fun was had by all and Sarah was truly surprised. I’ll post photos tomorrow after I have a few minutes to sort through, but wanted to share about this fabulous, elegant and simple desert that Bennie Lightbody, Willowdale’s Executive Chef extraordinaire, created for the shower.

Panna Cotta, which means cooked cream in Italian, is made by simmering cream, milk, and sugar with a very small amount of gelatin. The pudding is eaten all around Italy, but is thought to have originated in Piedmont. Bennie served the Panna Cotta with a coulis of mixed berries along with the whole fruit. Pure Heaven!

Willowdale Estate Noah, Bennie, Sarah ©Kim Smith 2014Noah Quist, left, Bennie Lightbody center, and Sarah Boucher right

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