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Egg and lobster custard with an avalanche of black truffles. Stella! Restaurant, New Orleans.
Key lime and S'more tart. A campfire in the Keys.
Coconutty: Frank Stitts's amazing 7-layer coconut cake recipe.
Delicate, light, and boozy - baba au rhum, my favorite holiday and winter dessert.
Tomato, basil, and mozzarella ice creams. Salad Caprese for dessert.
Fragrant and tropical coconut and jasmine ice cream bombe. Geronimo Restaurant, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Buttery root vegetables gently cooked with cous cous. Joel Robuchon at The Mansion, Las Vegas, Nevada.
11-month dry-aged Porterhouse. Carnevino, Las Vegas.
Bouchons - cork-shaped brownies topped with ice cream. Bouchon, Las Vegas.
Carrot cake - chock-full of raisins, coconut, walnuts, and pineapple. This four-layer monster is a treat.
This noodle fortress contained a precious cache of ham, mushrooms and black truffles in a creamy sauce. Ledoyen, Paris, France.
A colorful assortment of edible flowers, herbs, and creamy mustards over which a green garden soup is poured. Manresa, Los Gatos, California.
An edible flower pot filled with lavender custard and bee pollen crumble (think graham cracker crust). ubuntu, Napa, California.
Once the most-expensive restaurant in the U.S. is masa, a top-cut sushi-focused restaurant in New York. Photos of its food are prohibited.
Creamy burrata with trout roe sided by a bright parsley and mint salad. The John Dory, New York, New York.
Beet and cauliflower puree tartlettes. l'Arpege, Paris, France.
Foie gras with hibiscus-beet gelee. It's served with brioche. Corton, New York.
Cannelé. from La Boulange Bakery in San Francisco.
First of the season asparagus with Jabugo ham. le Cinq, Paris France
Mint sorbet. l'Ambroisie, Paris, France.
"Radis-Foie" - seared and steamed foie gras with radish broth. Guy Savoy, Paris, France.
Dark and bitter, gooey and perfect. These chocolate cookies are studded with candied orange peel.
Martha Stewart's Cranberry, Almond and Cinnamon Tart.
A classic: the Chicago hot dog with all the trimmings. Hot Doug's (Chicago, Illinois)
Thomas Keller's famous "Coffee and Donuts." per se (New York City)
Churros and goat's milk cajeta. Lanny's Alta Cocina Mexicana (Ft. Worth, Texas)
Frico caldo - a thin layer of melted Montasio cheese wrapped around a warm potato filling. Frasca Food and Wine (Boulder, Colorado)
Sea urchin panna cotta with caviar, seaweed, and chilled ocean consomme. Literally, a bite of the sea. Picholine (New York, New York)
What shape are YOUR burgers? Round? Square? Triangle? I've seen them all.
Golden crepe wrapped around caramelized onions, topped with cheese and served with truffle fonduta. Vetri Ristorante (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Crispy falafel burger - crunchy outside, warm, comforting inside. chefburger (Kansas City, Missouri)
Ile flottante. Le Bec Fin (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Yogurt panna cotta with peach compote and an oatmeal tuile. Primo (Orlando, Florida)