The Plate: November 2014

The dessert they should never take off the menu.

November 1, 2014

Issue 9: November/December 2014The Plate

Frost – Frost Bites

Frost

Frost Bites

If you think one frozen bonbon provides a mouthful of flavor, try 12 of them. Flavors include (from front to back) coconut, sea salt, chocolate, and peanut crunch. $14.95 for 12.

7301 E. Tanque Verde Road – Frost Gelato

 


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Trattoria Pina – Pope’s Pillow

Trattoria Pina

Pope’s Pillow

Sweet strawberries, whipped cream, and crumbly pastry—a dessert airy enough for a holy head to rest upon. (And indeed, it’s been on the menu ever since the pope visited Arizona in the 1980s.) $7.

5541 N. Swan Road – Trattoria Pina


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Shlomo and Vitos – Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons

Shlomo and Vitos

Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons

This is a macaroon you don’t want to mess with—some say it’s a mountain of macaroon. Dip the mountain in milk chocolate and you’ve got a momentous dessert. $4.50
2870 E. Skyline Drive – Shlomo and Vitos


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Rosa’s Mexican Food – Sopapillas

Rosa’s Mexican Food

Sopapillas

The original puff pastry—a thin sheet of dough, deep-fried until it puffs up into a pocket full of sweetness. Caution before eating: Served piping hot. $6
1750 E. Ft. Lowell Road – Rosa’s Mexican Food


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