19. Housemade Rosemary and Olive Oil Gelato at Tanzy

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19. Housemade Rosemary and Olive Oil Gelato at Tanzy
Separate from -- but adjacent to -- the luxurious iPic Theaters, this modern Italian restaurant draws visual and culinary inspiration from the Amalfi Coast and the rustic/upscale villas dotting its landscape. Open for roughly a month, Tanzy is part of Mizner Park's recent transformation (it's almost directly across from the new Yard House), and initial impressions are quite strong. 

While the restaurant's Parma bar and entrĂ©es will (and should) draw accolades, this lovely,    
savory-sweet, housemade gelato represents everything an ideal dessert can be: light, refreshing, and without regret. This is the dolci for anyone who loathes the question "Did you save any room for dessert?" as if sweets are a ham-fisted after-thought -- something that must be forced unwillingly down the gullet as opposed to a lovely postmeal signature that does nothing to weigh one down. (Props to late comedian Greg Giraldo for his take on the forcing-dessert issue.)

The gelato's taste is salty and light, and the accompanying beignets act as a fluffy medium with which to soak up the melting cream (trust that you will want to get every last drop). The sprig of fresh rosemary -- grown on the restaurant's outdoor patio herb garden -- is a lovely garnish but also helps to tie together the overall theme of this just-right morsel: Simple is better.  

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Tanzy

301 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL

Category: Restaurant

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