Manhattan New York – Did someone just ask for vanilla?
The Lower Amsterdam Market has been holding their annual Ice Cream Sunday for 3 years and it is a huge hit with the locals.
Let’s talk these flavors—tomato with quail, ostrich and duck eggs, or maybe saltic cantaloupe with wild ginger or, for the less adventurous, maybe a scoop of strawberry with wild fennel.
Four hundred ice cream lovers descended on New Amsterdam Market’s third annual “Ice Cream Sunday” last month to sample these and dozens of other fantastical flavors created by 11 ice cream artisans and a few restaurant pastry chefs.
The samplers waited patiently in long lines for their tiny cones (eight tastes for $20) that were alternately savored and scrutinized. Gina Gagliano described as “interesting” the garden sorbet (made from beets, tomatoes and blackberries) from the Catskills ice-cream maker Early Bird Cookery.
Eugenia Van Bremen, who said she eats ice cream every day and favors flavors with “chunks of fruit or chocolate or nuts,” was delighted to discover that the restaurant Esca made chocolate stout ice cream, a perfect match for one of her favorite drinks.
“I am so excited,” she said. “I like to make chocolate stout floats. This will be great for my next party!”
Dan Nagler and Julia Barry were sharing the tomato-nectarine sorbet from the Bent Spoon. “I’m not usually a tomato guy,” Nagler noted, “but with the nectarine, it’s a really nice contrast.”
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