The best dish of 2011?  No contest.  It was dessert at the incredible restaurant at Il Poggione–one of the top estates in Brunello di Montalcino: chestnut gelato over persimmon puree with shaved black truffles.  The wine was the 2006 Banfi  Vin Santo and the combination of savory, sweet, sour and earthiness was simply amazing.  Definitely a wow and it temporarily changed my life.