Best Of 2012

Best fusion dessert: Domani Bistro Lounge

Best fusion dessert

It’s a small world, and chefs often are influenced by multiple global cuisines. Domani takes an Asian pear from China and poaches it in white wine with some Florida orange and star anise from Vietnam using classic French technique. The sliced fruit is topped with a pinch of cracked pink peppercorn from Brazil. A final garnish is the surprising quenelle of creamy Italian Mascarpone flavored with spicy Indian curry. It’s an odd melange, but it’s also a delicious, balanced, and memorable fusion of world gastronomy. 6419 N. Florida Ave., Tampa, 813-644-5995, domanibl.com.