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Distinctive in their Southwestern inspiration, Kai Restaurant’s desserts highlight the best notes of the cuisine at the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star eatery. Traditional dishes such as chocolate soufflé and cheesecake are unexpected when crafted from heritage Native American ingredients including maize, chipotle and seeds. A mix of sweet and savory play in every dish in the restaurant’s uniquely titled “afterlife” menu (following the “journey” entrees, of course). Kai Restaurant’s pastry chef provides a whimsical take on Native American ingredients, offering the fun “reservation retro” dish — four treats including the Gila River citrus “twinkie” and sassafras root beer float.