We're making a gnocchi with brown butter and sage for an upcoming dinner. What should we serve with it?
Star anise ice cream is fantastic. My favorite one had sesame seeds in it and the contrasting texture was brilliant. Ginger would then be a good complimentary spice to use in the cookie. Maybe not the standard ginger and molasses cookie, though - what about a ginger-spiced shortbread? Something very simple like that to highlight the ginger as it interacts with the great anise flavor of the ice cream.
Gnocchi are heavy, I'd do a desert that's light on the cream. Maybe a fruit tart?
The gnocchi is heavy and the buttery crisp sage will be a meal in itself!
We love this meal.