Desserts include an unusually good lemon-mascarpone sherbet, reminiscent of a light cheesecake and spooned atop a stack of melon slices in a bowl of watermelon essence, and an unspectacular panna cotta with a slightly bitter coconut flavor that only underlines the pudding's singular blandness. (The macadamia brittle that shares its platter tastes nice, though.) My favorite: pineapple upside-down cake, a pineapple upside-down cake distant from the canned pineapple ring/maraschino cherry rendition of memory but just as homey and comforting, updated here with lemongrass marinade and vanilla gelato. Order it with a cup of Ginger Twist tea, a floral confabulation of mint, ginseng, ginger, and lemongrass. The Husch sauvignon blanc, from Oritalia's relatively brief but pleasantly eclectic wine list, is a good choice for the earlier stages of the evening. Enjoy a couple of glasses along with your crab cakes and carpacio and you'll have a most pleasant evening ahead of you.