Thursday, July 16, 2009

Lemon Verbena Soft-Serve from Milk Bar 07-15-2009

Location: 207 2nd Ave
Time: 9:30pm
People: JRath, JV and myself

Feelings: I took my lovely lady friends, JRath and JV to my usual 13th street route, Bistrouge and Momofuku Milk Bar. After enjoying our meal and wine tasting at Bistrouge, I casually seduced them into the buttery heaven of Milk Bar.

JRath and JV tried two flavors of soft-serve: rosemary and lemon verbena. They sounded just like some organic hand lotion from L'Occitane, so I passed on tasting and went straight to my favorite blueberry cream cookies and chocolate-chocolate cookies, which were as amazingly buttery as usual. Both JRath and JV enjoyed the "incredibly refreshing" lemon verbena. "You usually don't find that much flavor in soft-serve ice cream, but I could taste the essential oils of the lemon verbena plant," JV said. "I have no idea how they pulled that off." I wish I had overcome my fear of eating hand lotion and tried this amazingly refreshing soft-serve!

The rosemary soft-serve did not have the same reception. JRath called the tasting experience as one of her personal hells. She described it as "how patchouli would taste if I ever had to eat it." JV also did not think the combination of savory and ice cream was a very good idea. "The rosemary was too buttery, like buttery rosemary. I can see it being served in a restaurant as a palate cleanser between courses, or some kind of experimental thing a chef puts on the side of a fancy appetizer," She said. Was this patchouli-like buttery ice cream supposed to be a palate cleanser for the cookies? Who knows.


Jenn said...

A friend of mine tried the raspberry (or was it blackberry) soft serve and that was spectacular! I'm still addicted to the cookies though. Blueberry creme, yum!

Yosh O. said...

blueberry cream is my fav too!! yum!
also i saw tea and sympathy on NY1.. are they back? or i wonder if that's the footage from last yr...