Best Of 2018

Best lemon dessert: LEMON CURD at THE REZ GRILL

Best lemon dessert

The zenith of my meal was lemon curd. The Rez Grill’s brilliant, sweet-tart dessert is spread in a shallow bowl with bright, fresh blueberry purée. It’s topped with delicately piped dots of creamy, torched meringue, then sprinkled with crumble for crunch and micro greens for color (and an herbal grace note). This lemon curd is a real treat, combining flavor and texture as one of the year’s best indulgences. Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 5223 N. Orient Road, Tampa. 813-627-7625, seminolehardrocktampa.com. —Jon Palmer Claridge