100 Favorite Dishes: Patrick's Bakery and Cafe's tiramisu


As a countdown to the Best of the Twin Cities 2010, coming this spring, Hot Dish is serving up a hundred of our favorite local dishes. Send your own nominations to hotdish

No. 69: Patrick's Bakery and Cafe's tiramisu

Upon first glance, this pyramid of deliciousness might seem too precious to consume. Like an untouched designer Barbie kept on a pedestal, this tiramisu rests on a golden platform, its white chocolate topping like an exclamation point. But once the fork pierces through a golden corner, there's no turning back. French pastries and desserts are best eaten slow and are meant to be savored, and this creamy, coffee-flavored confection is no exception. The custard filling, the impossibly moist crust, even the vanilla and chocolate sprinkles are important and memorable. Patrick's tiramisu may not be something you pick up weekly--unless you happen to live out in Richfield--but is definitely worth the trip if you are in the mood for something insanely decadent.

Hungry for more? The dishes in our countdown thus far are linked below:

No. 100: Volcano Salad at Tiger Sushi

No. 99: Eclair at Butter

No. 98: Moussaka at Gardens of Salonica

No. 97: "Flappers" at Colossal Cafe

No. 96: Bento Box at Obento-Ya

No. 95: Sausage, salami, onion, and green olive pizza at Black Sheep

No. 94: Crab Cake at the Kitchen

No. 93: Passion fruit cake at Pardon My French

No. 92: Kafé 421 Signature Dips

No. 91: Lutefisk at Landmarc Grill

No. 90: May Day Cafe Croissant

No. 89: Dowjic at Babani's

No. 88: Osso Bucco at the Modern Cafe

No. 87: Chef Shack Hot Dog

No. 86: Adult Mac & Cheese at Good Day Cafe

No. 85: Ropa Vieja at Victor's

No. 84: French Toast of the Dead at Chino Latino

No. 83: Uni at Origami

No. 82: Bagel at Common Roots

No. 81: Jasmine Deli's bánh mì

No. 80: Pho 79's bò cuốn lá nho

No. 79: Sweets Bakeshop's Kettlecorn Cupcake

No. 78: D'Amico Kitchen's Chicory Salad

No. 77: Be'wiched Deli pastrami sandwich

No. 76: La Grassa's lima bean appetizer

No. 75: Bulldog NE Tater Tots

No. 74: Pop's Swedish Meatballs

No. 73: Hot Plate's Caramel Apple French Toast

No. 72: Grand Cafe's Ham and Cheese

No. 71: Galactic Pizza's Thailander

No. 70: Jackson's milk chocolate gelato