I know I’ve been slow to document last week’s culinary adventures, but there is just so darn much to document!
For our afternoon snack on Gluttony Saturday, we ventured uptown to the Creole Creamery on Prytania Street. I brought maman here when she was in town, and Cap’n Will requested it on her recommendation. Needless to say, I was more than happy to oblige.
I think Angelo Brocato is still number one in Brother O’Mara’s heart, but I must say, I’m partial to this terrific ice cream shop. They have such a glorious selection and strike a great balance between the tried-and-true standards and the rotating array of more adventurous offerings. Case in point, last week I tasted both avocado and lavender-honey ice cream. My all-time favorite there (so far, at least) is the Mexican hot chocolate, a semisweet chocolate with cinnamon and hot pepper. It’s not too sweet, nor too rich, and the slow burn that builds from the chiles is deeee-lightful!
This is Brother O’Mara’s dulce de leche milkshake, which ended up being too rich for him to finish.
I have never seen that happen.
Also, check out their website. They keep it updated with a list of EVERY ice cream they’ve ever had. It’s fascinating!
(photo by Brother O’Mara)