The most famous fruit sauce is Melba sauce, a raspberry sauce prepared especially for the opera singer Nellie Melba by Escoffier while he was working at the Savoy Hotel in London in 1892. It was intended to coat a poached peach served on vanilla ice cream, which is still a wonderful combination of flavours known as Peach Melba.
When fresh raspberries are not in season, use frozen ones.
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