tirsdag, mars 20, 2007

Ice ice baby


It is not all about the juicy meat. Thanks to the influx of Italian immigrants early last century Buenos Aires boasts the world's second best ice cream. The motherland naturally keeps the top spot in internacional competitions.

On a typical hot, humid day nothing beats strolling into one of the many upscale artisanal vendors and choosing from 70+ different flavours. After years of testing I pronounce Persicco and Volta as the premium places to visit, though quality can vary a bit between different outlets.

So what is so fantastic about Argentinian ice cream compared to the industrialised versions? Taste and texture. All natural ingredients are used and the result is divine. Go for a cuarto, 1/4 kilos of lovlieness, most commonly divided between three flavours. Try the different chocholate flavours that tastes better than real chocholate, but my advice is to steer well clear of the sambayón, which is ice cream with wine flavour! My Malbec works just fine in a glass, thank you.

5 kommentarer:

Luke's Evil Father sa...

What can I say? Argentina sounds like my kind of country: big, juicy steaks, excellent wines and great ice cream. Now - if they only had some real cheese too...

Shogan sa...

I quite agree. If only they spoke a language I could understand.

TrUlster sa...

To the comfort of the would-be visitors to gaucho country, I can inform you that in my experience the level of English is better in Argentina than in fex Spain. In spite of the language being associated with Anglo-American imperialism and neglected in schools for some years following a certain "Malvinas" War.

But of course, speaking Spanish gets you much better all-around deals.

Luke's Evil Father sa...

Las Malvinas? It's The Falklands for ever... :) And if Maggie still ruled Britannia those fifteen sailors in Iran would've been back home a long time ago...:)

TrUlster sa...

Hehe, forgetting the controversial Iron Lady, a certain 25-year commemoration is coming up in Argentina for the invasion of the Falklands/Malvinas. President Kirchner is sure to again state the Argentinian claim for these worthless islands, sparsely populated with people more obnoxiously British than the Brits themselves!

It may be a surprise to most people, but this issue is alive and kicking in Argentina, to be witnessed every day, fex plenty of buses have "The Malvinas are ours"-paintjobs.