Dear SOS: I recently dined at Pizzeria Ortica in Costa Mesa and although the food was delicious, the budino di cioccolato (chocolate creme layered with caramel) was absolutely fabulous. With its creamy layers . . . it was the big star of the night. I would truly appreciate it if you could obtain the recipe for me. Thank you.
Dear Aurora: We loved the layered presentation of this chocolate and caramel custard. The creamy, sweet chocolate custard has a hint of orange, which pairs nicely with the rich, rum-scented caramel custard. Topped with freshly whipped cream and fresh summer berries, it makes for a striking dish.