Friday, 23 November 2012
So it turns out, there’s more than one way to make a sundae.
I did not know that the Europeans had their own way of making a sundae until a week ago, when I visited La Bombe, a European-style ice cream parlor and cafe located in Sacramento, California. They have other things too, like sandwiches and espresso drinks, but they’re best known for les bombe glacés (very loosely translated means “ice cream cannonballs”).
Inside the bombes are jams or syrups, on top of a cookie wafer, with toppings like cherries and whipped cream. They have about 7 different bombes. They also make little bombes, so kids can get their own petite versions.
I tried La Francaise (The French Bombe), which is the photo above, and my friend tried L’Italiane (The Italian Bombe), the photo below. Which I also sampled.
The French Bombe was my favorite because of the black raspberry chip ice cream and the raspberry jam on the inside. I thought the jam would be weird, but it was actually delicious with the ice cream. The textures went together and it was just enough fruity and chocolate-y. But the mocha almond fudge ice cream and Italian amerettie cookie crumbles on the Italian bombe were very good too.
Go check out their menu and let me know which sounds the best to you! Which would you foodies try?