Who knew such a simple combination would create such a heavenly taste? Affogato Al Caffe is a shot of expresso poured over a couple scoops of vanilla gelato. I first heard of this Italian dessert on the bonappetit.com blog. It sounded interesting enough, so when the waiter at Cube (615 N La Brea Ave., Los Angeles) recommended it, I was sold. And it did not disappoint. The slight bitterness of the expresso complements the mild sweetness of the ice cream. It's the first time I've seen it on a restaurant menu but it seems easy enough to make at home.