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In Search Of A Holy Cannoli Moment ~ Peruvian Style June 20, 2011

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Holy Cannoli!

My Mission: Try to find cannoli in Portland Oregon
 
Why?: My reasons are two-fold: The first being cannoli is generally difficult to find so it is a small victory in and of itself when I get a chance to actually eat one.  Secondly, they are just so freaking awesome!
 
Traditional Cannoli: A Sicilian dessert of tube-shaped shells of fried dough which is then filled with a sweet creamy mixture containing ricotta cheese. The ends can be left plain or dipped in pistachio (my preference) or chocolate chips. 
 
Cannoli is one of my favorite desserts so if I see it offered on a menu I will order it.  I can find a great version of it ~with a twist~ at  Andina, a Peruvian restaurant in the Pearl District of Portland Oregon.  This is one of my favorite places to eat because it offers interesting drinks, meals and tapas made with many ingredients I have never heard of.  I learned early on to always save room for dessert because they have a great selection to choose from and they do it so well.  I’ve tried almost all of them and I do prefer some over others but I liked each one I’ve tried.  The first dessert I ever ordered there was the cannoli. I was floored to see it on their menu.  Cannoli at a Peruvian restaurant? Say what? I don’t really expect to find it in most Italian restaurants much less a Peruvian one.  I was intrigued from the start and was not disappointed with this dessert.  Andina makes their version with a crisp quinoa studded shell filled with passionfruit mousse and serves it with a  mango-lemongrass sorbet and caramel.  OHH MYY MYY GOODNESS GOOD.  It is pretty spectacular and a great finish to any meal. It’s almost too pretty to eat…almost. 
 
Location: 1314 NW Glisan Portland Oregon
Cost: $7.50
 
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In Search Of A Holy Cannoli Moment November 30, 2010

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Mission: Try to find cannoli in Portland Oregon
Why? : My reasons are two-fold: the first being cannoli is generally hard to find at most establishments and second being that they are so freaking awesome!
Traditional Cannoli: A Sicilian dessert of tube-shaped shells of fried dough which is then filled with a sweet creamy mixture  containing ricotta cheese. The ends can be left plain or dipped in pistachio (my fav) or chocolate chips.
Thank you Google for helping me find some traditional cannoli from an Italian run bakery/pizzeria/ristorante in North Portland.  The place is called DiPrima Dolci and they have absolutely delicious cannolis.

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They offer them in two sizes with optional toppings for the ends.  I always pick pistachio but they also have chocolate chips and cherry bits to pick from.  These are the real deal and not too sweet of a ricotta filling which I prefer.  Holy Cannoli!

 
 
Location: 1936 N. Killingsworth Portland Oregon
Cost: I think I paid $4.50 for a large one but who cares how much they charge!

DiPrima Dolci on Urbanspoon