• Yogurt ice cream
  • Coconut Curry
  • Basil
  • Butter Pecan
  • Strawberry ice cream
  • What's this stuff on the bottom? - Kaede-wings
  • Something along the lines of graham cracker crumbles.
  • sounds good to me :) - somuchlove.

7th Course: Tasting of Ice Creams

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Tasting of Ice Creams

Notes: I started the anarchy from the dessert on the tasting menu (which sounded very ho-hum: "Tasting of Chocolate" Dark Financier, White Mousse, and Milk Chocolate Sorbet) by asking for a tasting of ice creams instead (which I spied at another table and looked very good). My companions, both Frenchmen, jumped ship with me an opted for a cheese course.

Since I deviated from the dessert menu, the sommelier brought out a 10 year-aged Niepoort Tawny Port for all of us to sample. (The original dessert was paired with a Moscatel Sherry 'Emilin' Lustau). He also brought out a Joh. Jos. Prum Auslese 1996. As expected, the Auslese was very sweet - a little too sweet and was a little too much with the ice creams - although it probably paired better with the wines.

What I particularly enjoyed about the ice creams at Cru is that each flavor was distinct and identifiable. The flavors were bold, without being over-powering. I hate ice creams that are mostly cream and sugar with a slight perfume of whatever flavor it's billed as.

From left to right:

Yogurt: Very creamy and nice and yogurt-tangy. Exactly what I look for in a yogurt ice cream. Excellent.

Coconut Curry: This was my favorite of all the flavors in this tasting. It had the right amount of savoriness. The curry and coconut balaced well - neither trespassing on the other. What I particularly enjoyed was that this ice cream had a very faint bit of salinity - very faint. I don't know if that's because it did have a little salt added, or because my tastebuds and brain expected, and therefore built in, a savory component.

Basil: Pretty straightforward high-quality basil ice cream.

Strawberry: Like the basil, pretty straightforward high-quality strawberry ice cream.

Butter Pecan: Probably my least favorite, only because I'm not usually a butter pecan fan. That being said, I didn't have a problem finishing this scoop.

Read the review of his dinner at Cru on my blog.

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  4. drawlife 75 months ago | reply

    its tiny! i would want so much more! :D

  5. Som Stormen 72 months ago | reply

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  6. Stevie Rae 70 months ago | reply

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  10. Emily Soo 59 months ago | reply

    omg i love icecream, that looks delish! , and such interesting flavours!

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    Wooow it's so wonderful shut i like it ..!!

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  17. ميمي الدلوعة 44 months ago | reply

    very n!ce p!c :D:D

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