Rosemary and Pine Nut Gelato

At the Hollywood Farmer’s Market there is a gelateria selling interesting flavored gelato.

Carmela

It was excellent! It turns out that rosemary works very well in a dessert. The aromatic herb complemented the richness of the crushed pine nuts and cream.

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Earl Grey Shortbread Cookie Ice Cream

Saturday is when I allow myself to have desert and after having a wonderful egg sandwich at Eggslut I tried ice cream at McConnell’s Fine Ice Cream.

https://mcconnells.com/

I was thinking about cardamom before I decided to eat here.

It was delicious. I recommend it.

Blondie

A blondie is a brownie with white chocolate instead of regular dark chocolate. I had this rich dessert at the cafe inside the LACMA, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.


It wasn’t cheap, but museum cafes rarely are.


The Chagall exhibit was somewhat interesting. Although I allow myself to eat desserts on the weekends, the blondie was so sweet it made my teeth ache. 

Pumpkin Pie 

I’ve always like pumpkin pie as it’s essentialy a custard pie and I love egg-based desserts.


A few weeks ago I was strolling through my neighborhood and decided to have lunch at Pie Hole.


I had the chicken pot pie as the first course of my repast. 


The chicken pot pie was good. There was a decent amount of white meat within and the crust was perfect. 

The pumpkin pie was creamy and smooth. I loved it. Not only do I like pumpkin, but I also enjoy pumpkin spice in all of its splendor. 

Boston Cream Doughnut 

As I allow myself to eat dessert on the weekend, a few weeks ago I decided to check out Winchell’s Donuts, an established doughnut shop.


It was a good Boston cream. It tasted more wholesome than a Krispy Kreme of the same varietal. There was more chocolate on the doughnut than the latter. The coffee was as bad as one might expect, but this late morning treat gave me a huge caffeine and sugar rush. 

Mango Sticky Rice

I was excited to have authentic Thai food with the possibility that mango sticky rice would be available when my brother and I went to a Thai restaurant in Hollywood near Little Armenia. Called Crispy Pork Gang and Grill, located in a small strip mall inhabited by other Siamese establishments. 


What makes this dessert remarkable is the sweet, fatty and saltiness of the glutinous rice cooked with coconut milk and a perfectly ripe mango, both intensely sour and fruity and floral. 

It was excellent. The serving of green curry with pork was more than ample. 


The green curry was very good. Present was galangal and Thai basil and enough chilies to make me sweat. 


Of course the Thai iced tea was good!