March 20, 2014 11:17 pm -

Oh, and it means “pick-me-up.”

The Italian restaurant credited with inventing tiramisu – one of the country’s most loved and imitated gastronomic exports – is being forced to close down because of the economic crisis and Italians’ changing eating habits.

…the seductive concoction of mascarpone, coffee, sweet Marsala wine and sponge biscuits has failed to prevent the trattoria, Le Beccherie, from falling into financial difficulties.

The restaurant, in the northern town of Treviso, opened in 1939 but will serve its last bowl of the creamy dessert on March 30, when its doors will be closed for good.

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.