Carrabba's Italian Grill was founded by Johnny Carrabba and Damian Mandola in Houston, Texas in 1986. The restaurant features hand-prepared family recipes made from the finest ingredients and prepared to order in an exhibition kitchen. The success of Carrabba's led to the popular PBS cooking show Cucina!, starring Carrabba and Mandola, as well as a series of companion cookbooks. There are currently 240 Carrabba's Italian Grill locations around the country.

Offering Italian-inspired cuisine passed down from our founders’ family recipes, Carrabba’s uses only the best ingredients to prepare fresh and handmade dishes cooked to order in a lively exhibition kitchen. Featuring a wood-burning grill inspired by the many tastes of Italy, customers can enjoy signature dishes, including Chicken Bryan, Spiedino di Mare and a fresh twist on an Italian Classic, Wood-grilled Chicken Marsala. Carrabba’s was voted #1 Italian in the 2014 Consumer Picks Survey by Nation’s Restaurant News.



Custard with Raspberries

Carrabba's Restaurant Recipe

Serves 4-6

8 large egg yolks, room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup white wine
1/2 cup Framboise or Chambord liqueur
3 pints fresh raspberries

In the bottom half of a double boiler, bring a small amount of water to a simmer. In the top half, whisk the egg yolks and sugar until a creamy consistency and pale yellow color.

Place the egg mixture over the simmering water and add the wine and framboise, whisking rapidly until they are well incorporated. continue beating well with a whisk until it begins to thicken and become fluffy, about 4 to 6 minutes. remove from the heat and set aside.

Place the raspberries on a serving platter or in shallow bowls and spoon the mixture over the berries while still warm.

Note: You may use any type of berries you like in this dish.

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