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Sep 1, 2005 08:17 PM

Bent Spoon gelato

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Well, after reading a gazillion posts here and there about gelato, developed an intense curiosity/craving and went to Bent Spoon in Princeton.
Ya gotta try the seasonal flavor of sorbet, Heirloom Tomato - it's supposed to be made with 12 (?) varieties of tomatoes. Really good...I had a little taste, not a whole dish (wimped out and got vanilla and blackberry gelato). Now I'm trying to figure out how I'd serve it as part of a dessert, since I felt it was a flavor that would really work well as part of something else...maybe something a little savory, since it's not overly sweet...hmmm

Other gelato flavors today (which I can remember)
cardomom/crystallized ginger
plain choc
plain vanilla
earl grey tea
something coffee-like
(plus more sorbets which were also interesting)

Only complaint is how they pile it in a tall mound in a very small/short have to eat fast to catch it before it melts over the cup. Glad I waited for a cooler day! $2.75 for a small (1 or 2 flavors)

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  1. Try the pistachio- it's the best I've ever had. I think they toast the nuts which brings out the flavor so much more that other pistachio ice cream I've had.

    They also have this great 100% banana "sorbet". They have some machine that takes frozen bananas and extrudes them into a creamy airy frozen dessert. It's hard to believe that it's only bananas.

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    1. re: taste test

      Would have def. tried pistachio, but not available yesterday...would like hazelnut, too.
      Thanks for the rec. - banana sounds interesting, too.

      1. re: Aimee

        I live for the mango. Out of this world.

        1. re: Shells

          Other more unusual flavors of sorbet and ice cream i've had at different times here include
          Triumph Brewing Company Lager Sorbet
          Avacado Sorbet
          Basil Sorbet
          Tarragon Ice Cream
          Cucumber Sorbet
          Dark Chocolate Orange Ice Cream
          Lychee Sorbet
          Puot Sorbet
          I was sceptical of some of these at first, but all were suprisingly delicous.

          I can't say enough about this place, and I spend most of my dining time in NYC. Sometime I hesitate to tell too many people about it though, the lines are already long enough.

          1. re: ian

            I've had a few different flavors, including hazelnut, and let me tell you they are to die for!! The Bent Spoon is such a quaint place right in the middle of Palmer Square. Nice place to get a cool treat on a hot afternoon!!