• That’s chocolate sorbet lurking in the background at right.

If you don’t have $35 to plunk down for Allium chef Kevin Hickey‘s 500-calorie, three-course “brown bag lunch,” one of our what-the-hell Best of Chicago picks, you can still make the sorbet that started it all. After the jump: pastry chef Scott Gerken’s recipe for the confection, which weighs in at about 32 calories per scoop.