The August iris

The August iris

The smell of oil drenched paper, together with the smell of chocolate and sweet hot pastries filled the room. Once unwrapped, the package unveiled a brown dumpling, little bigger than a fist, hiding its secret.

Biting that soft pastry for the first time, discovering the sweet ricotta and chocolate chips filling was a magical experience. The crumbles of the breadcrumbs coating were sticking on our fingers and our faces and there were no napkins at that time…

Today, as yesterday, that magic scent lingers in the street; you would recognize it from afar: it is still delicious and will awaken your senses.

These delicacies can be tasted all year round, together with classic cannoli and delicious ice creams: the legacy of the Arabic ancient times.