If I had it my way, dinner every single night of the week would end with one of Meredith Kurtzman's dreamy gelato concoctions. But until then I just get myself to Otto as often as possible. Currently on the dessert rotation is Otto's Banana Tartufo ($11). Crumbled dark chocolate brownies line the base of the dish, which is filled with one gigantic scoop of banana gelato—silky, dense, and true to flavor. The gelato is coated with a bare layer of caramelized white chocolate. Crack it à la crème brûlée (or Magic Shell—remember that?) and dig in. Make sure to catch a bit of the spiced toasted peanuts in each spoonful.
About the author: Originally from Honolulu, Kathy YL Chan blogs at Kathy YL Chan, where she chronicles her eats and travel adventures between Hawai'i, New York and beyond. She firmly believes that there is always room for dessert.