Lavender Panna Cotta with Honey Poached Pears

Lavender Panna Cotta with Honey Poached Pears

About a month ago, I had a fabulous dinner with some fellow bloggers at Oasis Cafe in Salt Lake City. It was a wonderful dinner and great introduction to a restaurant I hope to patronize over and over. As good as the dinner was (poached halibut with grilled veggies – amazing), my dessert was the most memorable part of the evening.

Honestly, I don’t order dessert all that often when I go out to eat. Most of the time it’s because there’s nothing gluten-free on the menu. Also, I make plenty of desserts all the time and sometimes I get tired of all the sweets. (Yes, that can happen!) However, when I tasted their Lavender Panna Cotta, I darn near died. It was incredible. It was topped with juicy berries and strawberry sauce. Everyone else had apple pie and ice cream, which I’m sure was delicious, but I felt kind of special with my panna cotta sitting in front of me. I passed my plate around so everyone could take a bite and we all agreed it was the best thing we’d tasted in a long time. So, that brings me to my rendition, Lavender Panna Cotta with Honey Poached Pears. I wanted to put an autumnal twist on this fabulous dessert. It worked even better than I imagined.

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