Arancini with citrus and fennel pollen at Cakes and AleCakes and Ale !
The majority of Cakes and Ale’s menu may change with the seasons, but these Italian-inspired fried rice balls are a perennial fixture at Cakes and Ale. In fact, this is the only menu item that has stuck around since the restaurant first opened its doors. Break one of these bite-sized treats apart and watch pecorino fresco ooze from the center of a crispy panko-crusted rice shell. Pop one in your mouth and delight at the subtle tang of lime, grapefruit, and orange zests. Notice the fennel’s delicate hint of licorice. This is a fantastic start to any meal, any time of year. $6.