Bent Spoon gelato
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)
earl grey tea
(plus more sorbets which were also interesting)
Only complaint is how they pile it in a tall mound in a very small/short cup...you 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)
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.
re: taste test
Other more unusual flavors of sorbet and ice cream i've had at different times here include
Triumph Brewing Company Lager Sorbet
Tarragon Ice Cream
Dark Chocolate Orange Ice Cream
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.