The Arctic Circle ($12) is a classic on the Aquavit dessert menu, and rightly so. It's simple, well-composed, and a strong clean burst of three complementing flavors. It starts with the goat cheese parfait, a smooth, creamy tower, unbashfully savory with the slightest hint of sweet. Slice the parfait down the middle and reveal a sunny center of chilled passionfruit curd—the tart and sweet curd holds shape for the first few bites, and then dares to ooze out as you hit the core. A blueberry sorbet quenelle to finish; a concentrated sauce of the same flavor to match. The dessert doesn't show up on the menu in the bistro room (only the main dining room), but don't be afraid to ask! They will gladly serve the Arctic Circle in the bistro room as well.
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