With Parmesan and Basil, the soup becomes very tasty. A very perfect combination of taste between sour taste from the Tomato, salty taste from the Parmesan, and fresh feeling from the Basil. The Bread comes in between to balance the taste and to thicken the texture of the Tomato Soup.
The Red Snapper (Reddish Marine Fish) is cooked with Tomato, Olive, Lemon and other ingredients that give deliciously sour and juicy tastes. All the ingredients are truly going through every slice of the Red Snapper. So no matter where you bite, you can always find all parts of the ingredients in the fish. It shows that they way of cooking this dish is perfect. Bravo!
In Indonesia, we have almost the same kind version of this food, and it is called "Daging Gulung" or "Rolade" which taken from the word in English "Roulade".
The difference is the Sauce and the Parmesan Cheese. My Mother cooks "Daging Gulung" with Brown Sauce and without Parmesan Cheese, while Beef Involtini has Tomato Sauce and Parmesan Cheese. The "Daging Gulung" tastes sweet, while Beef Involtini tastes sour and salty.
Which one is the winner? Both of them! And I call Beef Involtini as a "Home Sweet Home" dish :-)
The Seafood Risotto becomes delicious because the Cream Sauce, the Parmesan Cheese and the Shrimp truly completes each others that produces sour and savory taste.
This dish can be eaten alone as main dish or together as side dish with the other main dishes.
Tiramisu is a Pudding-like dessert that is made from Sponge Cake or Ladyfingers dipped in a Liqueur, Coffee and Sugar, then layered with grated Chocolate and rich Custard.
The portion of the Tiramisu here is enough for me to cheer up my throat after all the Italian dishes I eat.
Surprisingly, the dessert is also taken as "a wake up" Dessert for the Coffee ingredient in it. Very fancy Coffee :-D
The Italian 'cooked Cream' Dessert is made from sweetened Cream thickened with Gelatin and Molded. This Panna Cotta is mixed and aromatized with Mango that gives a sweet, sour and fruity taste. Yummy!
Semifreddo Macadamia Coffee
It is semi-frozen Dessert from Eggs, Sugar and Cream that feels like frozen Mousse. Because of its ingredients and texture, the dessert is often called as an Ice-Cream Cake.
The Nutty taste of Macadamia and the Bitter taste of Coffee comes in between to balance the sweetness and the creaminess of the Dessert. So don't worry, the Dessert doesn't taste too sweet. It is very good for a not-sweet-tooth-kind-of-person like me.
As a Coffee lover, this Dessert has fulfilled all my desires :-)
The former banker who likes all kind of cheese and Indonesian food have mastered all type of cuisines, such as Asian, Middle East, Latin, and Italian. Looking at the blood that runs inside his body - a mix of English blood from his Father and Italian blood from his Mother, and his childhood experiences in Buenos Aires, Argentina, you can expect that his cooking style will be influenced by those many factors.