Treasures of Colombia: Panna Cotta (Colombian Street Food)

We all love desserts and especially from Italy.

I recently went to an Italian restaurant here in Villavicencio called Limoncellos; everything was pristinely perfect from the décor right down to the semi-plastic see-through chairs.

treasures of colombia with stacey ann smith

Treasures of Colombia: Panna Cotta (Colombian Street Food)


My friends and I ordered a few exquisite dishes including Octopus Salad, Seafood Cazuela, and Pasta, of course!

We definitely enjoyed our meal and proceeded to order that final touch to the meal…dessert!

Being that I knew nothing about Italian desserts, my friend Dr. Ligia ordered something called Panna Cotta; two different versions. One was the original from Italy and the other one according to the waiter was the Colombian version.

Italian Dessert Panna cotta

The original version I was told is made out of a special sweetened cream thickened with gelatin and molded. The cream may be aromatized with coffee, vanilla, or other flavorings; and the Colombian version is a mixture of cheese and pureed passion fruit.

Well, we bought both versions – they were both extremely delicious.

So, if you should visit Italy or any Italian restaurant please order the Panna Cotta.


About the writer:

Stacey Ann Smith is from Kingston, Jamaica.  She is an alumna of Camperdown High School and she graduated from The Shortwood Teachers’ College having earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Modern Languages, Spanish and French. Presently, Stacey is an English teacher at a University in Colombia.  She describes herself as a vivacious and loving person who also has a passion for traveling, taking pictures, her son Nicholas and Ashley, her adorable feline.


Copyright © 2020, Denise N. Fyffe, The Island Journal


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