Creamy Rose Panna Cotta
Most chefs have a tightly edited pantry, but Erin Eastland of Cube, a market–café in Los Angeles, is lucky: She gets to cook with the hundreds of Italian ingredients sold at the store. She and her staff have tastings to check out the goods and invent recipes to showcase them. This luxurious panna cotta is the result of one of those sessions. The key ingredient: Italian rose syrup, which provides a lovely, delicate floral flavor. More Beautiful Desserts
The finished panna cotta can be refrigerated in the ramekins for up to 2 days.
Chef Erin Eastland loves using imported Italian rose syrup. Her favorite one is Organic Rose Syrup (Sciroppo di Rose), produced by Azienda Agricola Magliano; it's available at divinepasta.com and at specialty-food stores.