Crema Cafe's sorbet spritzer: 100 Favorite Dishes


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

No. 64: Crema Cafe's sorbet spritzer

When made correctly, high-quality sorbet can be as complex in flavor as a good wine. Sonny's Ice Cream, which is sold at Crema Cafe, understands this completely. With the sorbet spritzer you get two heaping scoops of sorbert (mix and match, or choose one flavor), topped with a little bubbly (Perrier, that is. This dessert is non-alcoholic, though they do serve beer and wine here too). Varieties offered at Crema change with the seasons--sometimes the week--but we adore the pear Pinot Grigio, raspberry Zinfadel, chocolate, pineapple mango basil, and just about any other flavor they offer. Soon enough neighbors and visiting patrons will be able to sit and enjoy this treat at the restaurant's lovely outdoor patio.      

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

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

No. 68: Punch's chopped Italian salad

No. 67: Red Stag's smelt fries

No. 66: Mancini's grilled garlic bread

No. 65: Uptown Bulldog's Chicago dog