Restaurants Serving Up Ice Cream Sandwiches
With summer in high gear, pastry chefs are channeling their inner child to turn out kid-pleasing ice cream sandwiches.
Lucky for us, they don’t mind if the grown-ups indulge, either.
At Waterbar in San Francisco, fudge cookies sandwich sweet cream ice cream, then get rolled in crunchy, buttery bits of chocolate shortbread ($9).
At the Americano at the Hotel Vitale in San Francisco, they’re crafting the exotic candy cap mushroom ice cream sandwich ($8). If you’ve never had one, you’re missing out. The tiny mushrooms, foraged by Executive Chef Kory Stewart, impart a heavenly maple syrup flavor to the ice cream base. This is one mushroom made for desserts.
And at Prospect in San Francisco, fresh cherries make a star turn in ice cream stuffed inside two chocolate cookies, then all rolled in candied almonds (2 pieces for $4.50).
Tonga Room Celebrates the Fourth of July
That’s exactly what’s in store on July 4th, 7 p.m. to 1 a.m., when the Tonga Room creates a crazy fun beach scene for the holiday, complete with 2,000 pounds of real sand trucked in just for the event.
A $65 per person buffet will be offered. Its centerpiece will be a whole roasted suckling pig. The usual cover charge of $5 also will be waived that night.
Still Time to Enjoy “Dine Downtown San Jose”
Through June 30, you’ll have the chance to enjoy a special three-course prixe fixe at participating restaurants in downtown San Jose.
It’s all part of the annual “Dine Downtown San Jose” week promotion.