As a countdown to the Dallas Observer's "Best of Dallas" 2010, City of Ate is serving up 100 of the favorite dishes we crave, savor and hope to scarf down again soon. These dishes are in no particular order. Some are little known, others celebrated. Some are pricey, others can be eaten on the cheap, but all are delicious to the extreme. Don't hesitate to share your own nominations in the comments. More of the dish's tasty details are after the jump.
No. 83 Quatro Leches at La Duni
Our favorite food group actually is cake, and what cake is more ubiquitously mentioned in Dallas than La Duni's Quatro Leches?
While plain old word-of-mouth is enough to draw the masses to La Duni for their famously tantalizing and aesthetically beautiful Quatro Leches, the cake's numerous accolades and awards, i.e. being presented at both the French Culinary Institute and the James Beard Foundation Awards, add to its street cred. Layers of moist Mantecado sponge cake are soaked with a tooth achingly sweet tres leches sauce, and topped with a torched meringue frosting. The "quatro" in the "Quatro Leches" is a drizzle of Colombian Arequipe, or dulce de leche. Between the Quatro Leches and their equally tempting Nutella cake, it was hard to decide which deserved to be on the list. But on sheer popularity alone, the Quatro Leches takes the cake.
La Duni Latin Kitchen and Baking Studio
4264 Oaklawn Ave.
La Duni Latin Cafe
4620 McKinney Ave.
La Duni Latin Kitchen and Coffee Studio
North Park Center
Check out our previous favorite dishes by clicking on these links:
No. 100: Oatmeal Pancakes at Legal Grounds
No. 99: Shanghai Buns at Jeng Chi Dumpling House
No. 98: Mashed Tater Parfait at Cowboy Chow
No. 97: Chicken and Waffles at Victor Tango's
No. 96: Colorado Lamb Osso Bucco at Hibiscus
No. 95: Flatbread Pizza at Dish
No. 94: First Chinese Barbecue in Richardson
No. 93: Elotes at Fuel City