I went to Frost with a bunch of friends tonight. Frost is a shoppe that serves gelato (Italian for frozen). Gelato is a frozen creamy, ice cream product that only contains 3-8% butterfat. Because of its low butterfat, it can’t be called ice cream in the U.S. It’s silky, dense, cool, flavorful and healthier than American ice cream. I got the widely popular salty caramel and almond.
Our first date night out since getting married! We went to Havana Cafe – a restaurant that serves up latin cuisine. This fun place serves up some great mojitos and they have salsa nights on the weekends. Their main dishes (chicken, meat or fish) are always accompanied with rice and beans – a Cuban tradition. Then there are some yummy plantains as well. Afterwards we hit the Gelato Spot for some Italian ice cream for dessert. I love being married and spending my evenings with my wife!!!
I think one of the best ways to get to know a city is to learn about the food that is distinctive to that particular city. Walking food tours have become very popular in some of the major cities because they not only give a taste of different restaurants, but they also give you a chance to walk around and see some of the sights of the city. I’ve done a couple of these food tours in Seattle and here in old town Scottsdale. You not only get to sample some great fine foods and wine, but at the same time learn about the city and its history. I highly recommend doing one of these food tours on your next visit to a major city.
Here are some pictures from some of the food tours that I did in Seattle and Scottsdale.
Seattle Food Tour
Scottsdale Food Tour
(Look closely and you’ll see me in the Scottsdale food tour video!)