We visited the West Village in Manhattan yesterday and I decided to not have a conventional and healthy dinner, but rather go wild at my favorite gelato shop - L'Arte del Gelato.
They are on the spendy side and the normal sizes leave me wanting more. On the other hand the normal sizes probably don't get you into serious dietary problems. Anyway - they have a large number of amazing flavors, but I decided to go for a pint split between Vanigilia del Madagascar and Stracciatella. Perhaps strange choices from a hard core chocolate lover, but it is very hard to nail a perfect vanilla and they manage just that - plus I really like their Stracciatella. Perhaps the next time Ill do it again with other flavors, but this was quite perfect for the day.
- just what I've been waiting for! The drink is Sukie's Affogato all'Arancia - she recommends it.
using the tiny gelato spoons forces you to eat at a proper rate
sigh - all good things come to an end, but there is always next time...
It turns out a lot of people stare and comment if you are having a personal pint. But why not? It is a nice way to start conversations and they all wish they had done the same thing. It also turns out that Jheri does this nearly every time she visits the city. I showed her photo to one of the employees who recognized her straight away..
I'm of the opinion that every healthy diet needs the occasional binge so you can keep your sanity and just purely enjoy a bit of complete abandon every now and again.