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.


Anonymous 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...