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Best Dessert

Lemon-Grass Sorbet at Soigné

554 E. Fort Ave., (410) 659-9898

Posted 9/18/2002

Let us begin by saying that we're delighted, positively tickled, that Baltimore has become a town boasting restaurants where a semi-exotic ingredient like lemon grass is used at all, much less so inventively. Soigné's light, acerbic lemon-grass sorbet is very nice on its own, but when encircled with pineapple-mint salsa and sprinkled with whole rose peppercorns, well, it's just one of the most deliciously ingenious desserts ever. The earthy but delicate heat of the peppercorns tethers the tart sweetness of citrus and pineapple. We simply swooned over this concoction, and we never thought we'd feel that way about a dessert that didn't involve butter, chocolate, a truck-load of whipped cream, and some sort of liqueur.

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Other Awards for Best Dessert:

PB&J Delight, 9/16/2009

Smearcase At Chameleon Café, 9/17/2008

The Bicycle's Bread Pudding, 9/19/2007

Original Colosseo at Vaccaro's, 9/20/2006

Seven Tastes of Chocolate, 9/21/2005

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