Ambrosia Patisserie Chocolate-Rum Truffle Cake — A host of popular flavors — almond, vanilla and raspberry, along with chocolate and rum — take on a variety of roles in this big production number. This dessert is almost a course in the art of pastry making all by itself. The biscuit decor is similar to a roulade; meringue is folded into the batter so that it is flexible after baking.
Amelia's Italian Restaurant Pasta Fagioli — Savory soups such as pasta fagioli (FAH-zhool) are brilliant main dish choices. These one-dish sensations are easy on the cook and offer dinner guests a nutritious repast.
Angry Trout Cafe Grilled Lake Superior Trout — The epitome of North Shore cooking done right, this fresh-fish entree from George Wilkes's Angry Trout Cafe in Grand Marais takes advantage of Lake Superior's depths - practically in the cafe's back yard - and summer's grilling frenzy. Use just-caught varieties from your own fishing expeditions, or try fresh salmon for a twist.