Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Sicilian Pistachio & Citrus Meringue

Caffè Panna makes superb ice cream. I have eaten lots of ice cream here and my favorites have included  Brown Sugar Peach and Rum Raisin. Special flavors often lace the Sweet Cream base that run the gamut from nostalgic American candy, shortbread and even slices of pie from Four & Twenty Blackbird are created from the vivid imagination of owner and chef Hallie Meyer. The only drawback is that these are usually not repeated or sometimes return in different renditions.  Last week Sicilian Pistachio and Citrus Meringue were flavors that I asked to be packed side by side so that I could get both in a spoonful. It was heavenly and made me swoon with pleasure. I have planned to become a sandwich man standing in front of the ice cream store on 19th Street & Irving Place broadcasting for these two flavors to be made again. Maybe Hallie will relent? 






Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Chocolate Malt Cookies

The chocolate malt cookies  at Milu are special. Thin coin shaped discs, a creamy filling and in one bite - edible nirvana. Two cookies in a pack and at $3 these are a treat worth having every week. Eat them lazing on a park bench in the sunshine or with a glass of Amontillado.





Saturday, October 14, 2017

A Heavenly Bar of Chocolate

At the recent Big Chocolate Show held in Manhattan, one chocolate stood out for me. Conexión’s 70% Pineapple & Pink Salt single origin bar. With such a festive orange and yellow wrapper from Ecuador, I expected joy and got it.  A first bite had a tinge of saltiness which led to chewy tropical candied pineapple that made music in my mouth and mind. Now this was exactly what I could eat slowly while savoring each morsel.

Slowly? Who was I kidding?



Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Lavender Wildberry Ice Cream

Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream. Creamy, rich and wholly addictive. Imagine fragrant juicy blackberries flecked with lavender oil. This duo is enough to let willpower languish. And why should you? Give in to frozen joy! Très chère, I couldn't bring myself to tell anyone how much I was forking out for a pint. One bite was all I needed for this frozen addiction to take root which hasn't abated. Hurrah for wildberry lavender ice cream! C'est magnifique.  


Monday, March 6, 2017

Not just any rib - this rib

Do you dream about ribs? I do! The ribs I favor above all are the tamarind ribs at Indian Accent. Here two ribs appear to mesmerize the diner. Tangy, meaty, fork-tender. Eat these with your fingers. Close your eyes and savor each bite. Sheer nirvana!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

My lovely cherry!

Cherries herald summer and I hope you have been eating them as much as I have these past two months. Think of all the wonderful ways to add cherries to heighten taste sensations - Crisp pork chops with brandied cherry sauce, Cherry clafouti, Cherry compote on house made vanilla ice cream, Cherries sandwiched into a crepe dusted with crushed pistachios, Added to a rumpot to savor in the autumn months. Nibbling on them throughout the day, but especially when lying on a chaise longue near a bay window!

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Fabric Csokoládé

Artisanal chocolates seem to be the rage nowadays with so many bars from around the world. Now there is this bar from Hungary. Almost like eating Turkish Delight. Fabric Csokoládé, is definitely for those who prefer chocolates sickly sweet. Take a bite of this dark chocolate with Hungarian plum palinka and jam. Eat this slowly musing on the apricot, cherry and plum notes that will seep in sharply and then, if you have courage, and only then - have another bite.