Menu: A Celebration of Pesto

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A Celebration of PestoTodd Coleman

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Basil Julep

Basil Julep

The clean, summery aroma of basil completely transforms the classic julep, traditionally made with mint. The drink is also traditionally made with bourbon—here, we replaced that with Jameson Irish whiskey, whose subtle citrus notes intermingle beautifully with the sweet herbs. See the recipe for Basil Julep »Anna Stockwell
  1. The focaccia, the panna cotta, and the tomato sorbet can all be made a day ahead of time. Keep the desserts chilled until serving; warm the focaccia for a few minutes in a low oven before bringing it to the table.

  2. For more inspiring dishes made with pesto, see our gallery of recipes »

  3. There are over 40 culinary basil varieties; check out our 8 favorites, and learn how to use each kind with our guide »

  4. What's better than homemade pesto? Homemade pesto made with homegrown basil! Learn how to grow your own »

  5. In SAVEUR Issue #140, we explore the history and techniques behind the classic Italian summer sauce in Glorious Pesto »