Food expert and television presenter Loyd Grossman is an authority on elegant dining and stylish presentation. As seen in the July/August 2007 issue of Brides, the famous foodie picks his must-have summer dessert to inspire you; why not try raspberry summer pudding with sweet-cream ice cream?

Plate, £32.95; saucer, £22.95, Liberty. Teaspoon, £18, for six, The Dining Room Shop. Napkin, £2.50 to hire, China&Co.