From Benvenuti's Ristorante

Easy-to-make Seasonal 
Fruit Tart and Brandy Ice

The holidays are upon us, and for many, that means precious time spent in the kitchen, preparing meals, desserts and cocktails for sit-down dinners, parties large and small, and of course, drop-in guests.

The good folk at Benvenuti’s Ristorante know that the holidays also mean last-minute, frantic outings to find just the right gifts for family, friends, co-workers and others, as well as other seasonal activities such as purchasing the Christmas tree and getting it decorated, sending out holiday cards and wrapping presents. So … Chef Compagni is sharing with our readers two recipes, one for a seasonal fruit tart and another for brandy ice, both of which are sure to please those with the most discerning tastes, but without the detailed prep work involved with many other recipes.