Drown Your Sorrows: Affogato at Cafe Lucca
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|Not Cafe Lucca's affogato; just a general idea.|
Italian for "drowned," an affogato is a ball of gelato--traditionally vanilla, but the sky's the limit--that's drowned in a shot of espresso. You can get your Cafe Lucca affogato two ways: by asking for a small portion in a larger cup and a shot of espresso, or asking them to do it for you.
|Cafe Lucca's affogato toward the end of its life...|
That said, if you order the affogato to be made, you may get more gelato, and at the end, you get to drink a coffee drink of your own design. Try an affogato, made either way, with the amaretto gelato. Amaretto is a traditional addition to affogato; it's sometimes made as gelato plus a caffè corretto, an espresso "corrected" with liqueur--the flavor is great.