A surprisingly light olive oil citrus cake is topped with candied peel and whipped cream, accompanied by fresh blood orange. Chocolate terrine is good enough for the person ordering to “accidentally” forget a prior promise to share. So some of us miss a winning pairing of chocolate with coconut and vanilla ice cream. Best of all is pistachio gelato over marinated cherries, topped with toasted nuts, served with a traditional crisp pizzella. It’s rich, sweet, creamy, and just a little salty.
We overhear a woman at the next table sum it up. “It’s like sex on a spoon,” she says.
Now, that’s a statement the other Julia from Cambridge would applaud.
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