Complimentary Cherry Blossom Tasting

Event Date: 
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Included Items: 
complimentary punch and Zeppole tasting!

Celebrate the Cherry Blossom Festival at Carmine’s:

Carmine’s will celebrate the blossoms with a March 25 complimentary tasting of the restaurant’s Cherry Blossom Punch and Italian Zeppole with cherry dipping sauce.  

And throughout the Festival Carmine’s will offer a cherry blossom punch, made with Absolut CherryKran and Mandarin vodkas with fresh lemon juice and a splash of cranberry— $11.50.

Pair it with zeppole, lemon-powdered Italian fritters filled with ricotta and served with cherry-preserve dipping sauce -  $9.95. 


YIELD: 20 pieces


3 Eggs

¼ cup granulated sugar

½ pound ricotta cheese

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

1 tablespoon lemon zest

1 cup flour sifted

1½ tablespoons baking powder

¼ teaspoon salt

½ cup vegetable oil

Powdered sugar


  1. Mix eggs & sugar until doubled in volume & smooth
  2. Add ricotta cheese, lemon zest & vanilla; mix until combined
  3. Add flour, baking powder & salt; gently mix by hand with rubber spatula
  4. Heat oil on medium/low  in a medium fry pan
  5. Add 1 tablespoon batter to hot oil
  6. Turn over when edges begin to bubble approximately 3 minutes
  7. Remove from oil when all sides become golden brown approximately 3 minutes
  8. Cover with powdered sugar as desired