Cream. Milk. Sugar. Gelatin. Where is the best? I shall find out...
1. Balducci. Served as a slice topped with blueberries
Not that creamy, overpowering woody taste on the bottom, the inside was of perfect texture though with no vanilla bean residue, blueberries were not of the fresh kind.
2. Myron's. Served in a wine glass topped with mango puree
Creamy, milky, tasted like condensed milk, mango topping was not fresh and tasted sour, vanilla bean residue visible in the bottom of the glass.
3. Starbucks. Served in a plastic cup topped with melted milk chocolate.
The milk chocolate topping was really good, the panna cotta itself was really creamy but the taste was not as authentic (what do you expect), what was weird was the presence of crushed graham crackers ala tiramisu in the bottom.
4. Amici. Served in a ceramic custard cup topped with blueberries and syrup.
The blueberries were not really fresh. It was like the bottle or preserved kind. The syrup was too sweet and it had it's own flavor that instead of complemented the panna cotta, masked the actual panna cotta flavor itself. At this time, I already forget the actual panna cotta taste and only remember the overpowering syrup.
5. L'Opera. Raspberry Panna Cotta
The raspberries were not fresh and too tangy but the actual panna cotta itself was very very good. The perfect blend of creaminess and gelatinous texture. The taste of the panna cotta was very creamy and as soon as it melts in your mouth, the flavors of AUTHENTIC ingredients are actually tasted. Lovely.
6. L'Opera. Panna Cotta with Truffle Oil and Balsamic Vinegar.
Weird combination on paper but on the tongue, it was magic... I can't find the words to describe it. You have to try it for yourself to actually experience the magic of the dessert. The seach is finally over. It's official! I will not try any other panna cotta ever again unless it is L'Opera's!