It's that time of year when we count down to New Times' Best of Miami
2012 issue in June. Until then, Short Order will serve up 100 of our
favorite dishes in the 305. If you have any nominations of your own,
please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
53. Salted Lime Pie at the Dutch
Pastry chef Josh Gripper is killing our diet. Desserts at The Dutch are more than just an afterthought. Everything he makes seems to taste as good as it looks. We are mesmerized by his salted lime pie ($12), which is a tart version of a classic key lime, only with more oomph and minus the sticky meringue. The whole thing is made in-house, from the crust to the sorbet accompaniment; it's a toasted coconut dream come true. He brushes the plate with a passionfruit sauce, sprinkles the pie with sea salt, and tops the whole thing with a dollop of fresh whipped cream and a smattering of lime zest. There are many things to love about Andrew Carmellini's Miami outpost of the NYC restaurant, but thankfully for us, the original is missing something -- Chef Gripper!
100 Favorite Dishes
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