The countdown is on to Restaurant Week 2018! We’re excited to participate in 11th annual celebration of the best Des Moines eats. Mark your calendars for August 17-18 and 22-25 to enjoy three courses for just $28 in the Aposto dining room or on the patio.

Returning this year as a dessert option is Lou Ann’s Italian Wedding Cake! Here are five secrets about our most popular dessert ever.

Lou Ann's Italian Wedding Cake

  1. Lou Ann Lemmo taught her son, Tony, how to make the Italian cake in 2007 so he could carry on the sweet tradition.
  2. Mascarpone is one essential frosting ingredient.
  3. The key to ace the cake’s texture? Whipping the egg whites.
  4. When it’s on the menu, Aposto sells about 48 slices of cake a week (or about 1 cake a night).
  5. A glass of limoncello, prosecco or coffee all make for perfect pairings.