24 July 2006

Just Like Old Times

I went down to San Diego to meet an old college friend who was in town from Virginia, attending Comic Con with her husband. We spent the day on the island of Coronado and walked around the Hotel del Coronado. I hadn't seen my friend in two years, but—as the saying goes—we picked up where we left off. That's the thing with good friends—you're always in touch, no matter the distance.

There was ice cream shop at the Hotel del Coronado—Mootime Creamery—so, of course, I had to stop and indulge. Not known to hold back when it comes to ice cream, I wasn't going to start there. I opted for not one, but two scoops of ice cream—black raspberry chunk and caramel. And the fun continued—I got it all smothered in hot fudge and whipped cream with a cherry on top. Yeah, I know—I kinda went crazy, but the madness was oh so good.The fruit really came through in the black raspberry, which was underscored with bits of dark chocolate folded into the mix—I could eat it in pints. (And check out its lovely purple color in the pic—center tray, below the electric blue-colored ice cream) The caramel was rich with a hint of sweet, burnt butter—well, it is caramel after all. Also very good.

The serving container could have been more exciting, but then you can't have everything.

Hotel del Coronado
San Diego, CA


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