When the mint pokes through the ground in the spring, I love to poach pears and garnish them with sprigs to resemble leaves. There’s no simpler, or prettier, dessert. You can serve these warm, chilled, or at room temperature.
Cut several long zests of lemon to use as a garnish, sprinkle with 1teaspoon sugar, and set aside. Quarter the lemon and add it to the champagne, 1⅓cups sugar, coriander, and butter in a heavy saucepan tha