Tuesday, March 20, 2012

First ice cream of the year...


It's not summer yet, but it's already warm enough to think of having an ice cream in the sun. That's what a friend of mine had today at Amarino, a now rather famous Italian place that gives all its  ice cream the shape of a flower. A nice change from Berthillon and Häagen Dazs LOL! Come on people, it's time to pack your suitcase and to come to Paris...

38 comments:

  1. Yum! It's very pretty, but I still have thoughts of a cherry ice cream I had at Berthillon...

    -buzzgirl

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  2. I'd love to toss the shackles of teaching and students and essays and more essays to have one of these beauties! Man, only in France does the ice cream look too good to eat!

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  3. This is a great idea! It's so pretty I can't believe its ice-cream. Y~U~M~M~Y

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  4. That is so pretty -
    I wonder how they do that? Love it!

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  5. That looks so gooood! Love the creative presentation!

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  6. This is SO pretty, and beautifully photographed, Eric.

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  7. You're eating ice cream and I'm eating my heart out.

    To quote and antihero: "I'll be back."

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  8. Wait a minute... haagen dasz is nothing to sneeze at!! Really!! ;)

    I'll take Haagen Dasz any day over ... well... I'll just take Haagen Dasz any day, I guess!

    Pretty flower. I wonder how they managed that! It's pretty awesome.

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  9. mmmmmmmmm like to like it!!!!
    but we still have Summer here in Australia...
    enjoy Eric....

    Kara

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  10. ooh I see your sweet tooth is showing again Eric! :-) Great pic though! :-)

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  11. Almost too pretty to eat! Better than Berthillon???

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  12. Yummy! I would eat even not a one! :)

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  13. What a lovely spring photo and I think this is the most pretty ice cream ever.
    If I could I would jump on a plane today and have ice cream in Paris tonight.

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  14. Wish we could Eric!! It's starting to get warm in England too and all I want to do is be outside and enjoy the sunshine..

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  15. Guess what? If you live in New York City, just go to Union Square where there is an Amorino. In this video, they even show you how they make the flower:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTPRVytuIWM
    Yum!

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  16. I am a Hagan Daz whore, but Bertillion is so good, I even have the chocolate noir which I wouldn't normally touch.The salted caramel is to die for.
    I never liked Amorino, but they make a great picture! I just found Grom, from Italy, here in Paris off rue de Buci. A total yum. They have one in NYC also.

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  17. yummy and so pretty

    All ice cream tastes good in Paris and the Amorino ones are so pretty.

    Suitcase on standby just need the excuse of a pic nic!

    Enjoy the sunshine x

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  18. how do they do that? i'll have to try it at home...and eat all the mistakes.

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  19. Well - what a good photo Eric. Not an ice cream fan myself but my partner adores it _and I have flight tickets booked for Paris. Just checked out Amarino locations in Paris and it turns out I'm staying right next to one of their locations - so this will be the first treat my sweetie gets upon arrival. I like your focal length here btw @extradiagetic

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  20. We had a snow storm yesterday so no ice cream for me just yet. Enjoy it!

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  21. Amorino is the best in Paris!! (my opinion).
    Can't wait to get back 2 Paris.
    Maybe in April bet for sure in June for Fete de la Musique!

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  22. I wanted to comment earlier about the NY brunch by PHX but my blackberry wouldn´t cope.
    I´m back home now and all I have to say is that seeing them again was THE highlight of my Paris trip.
    I love you guys and, PHX and Mr. PHX are simply, truly, the best!!!!!!!!!!!
    Seriously, I have no words to say that would even begin to express how thankful I am for knowing them!

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  23. That is SO cool!! I want to see how they make it.... Maybe video the technique??

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  24. As a matter of fact, I am packing my carry on, as I am off to Paris tomorrow and I think there goes my diet...thanks Eric :)

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  25. Wow, I should try the ice cream. Really sweet and delicious.

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  26. Eric, a trip to Paris is in the works but I'm undecided about when to come? Unfortunately, hubby's work won't allow a spring trip and I fear that June will be too hot -- more expensive all around. I'm debating on waiting till the shoulder season in October. Any suggestions Fellow Paris Daily Photo fans?

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  27. [edit] More than one of course! :)

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  28. Oh, the suitcase is always half-packed, just in case . . . This ice cream looks so pretty—but unless they have caramel au sel de mer, I'm headed straight for Berthillon.

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  29. And now I have to go check out Amorino in Union Square! By the way, here's a hyperlink to the Utube video Janet mentioned.

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  30. Went to the one on E. 10th and University Place (NYC)--so delicious!
    I didn't know Amarino existed until today! And it is 70 F today, so it ice cream was the perfect lunch! Thanks for the inspiring picture, Eric!

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  31. Trishia--October is my favorite for Paris trips. And if you decide on Berthillon rather tan Amarino for your ice cream, the dark chocolate/orange flavor is..is..I can't find the word for how good it is.

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  32. That would be "rather THAN." Just thinking about that chocolate/orange Berthillon made my fingers all twitchy.

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  33. Ah yes! I've had one of those on Rue Mouffetard. And I'll soon be packing my suitcase for this year's visit, but have to wait 'til May. . . Enjoy your sunshine and ice cream in the meantime, but wait for me . . .

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  34. every day is a good day for ice cream! Happy Spring everyone (although here in Ct. it feels more like summer)....and yes next month I will be packing my bag for Paris, not for ice cream but for a visit with my 7 month old cute as a button grandson:)

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  35. @Buzzgirl "but I still have thoughts of a cherry ice cream I had at Berthillon..." I agree, it's still worth the trip!

    @Shell Sherree "This is SO pretty, and beautifully photographed, Eric." ;-))

    @Jeff "You're eating ice cream and I'm eating my heart out." Awww, I'm sorry!

    @Tomate "haagen dasz is nothing to sneeze at!! Really!! ;)" I must say I fell for one or two scoops from time to time...

    @Kara "but we still have Summer here in Australia..." Yeah, but it's not going to last... OUr tunr to eat ice creams!!!

    @Roniece "ooh I see your sweet tooth is showing again Eric! :-)" LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL

    @Janet "Guess what? If you live in New York City, just go to Union Square where there is an Amorino" Wow, really? They really have done well.

    @PHX2CDG "The salted caramel is to die for." I totally agree! Never tasted Grom...

    @extradiagetic "and I have flight tickets booked for Paris" Lucky you!! Have a good trip and enjoy your ice cream upon arrival. Are you staying next to the one rue de Vavin?

    @Monica "Seriously, I have no words to say that would even begin to express how thankful I am for knowing them!" Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! We feel the same about you Monica!

    @Martin " I am off to Paris tomorrow and I think there goes my diet...thanks Eric :)" LOOOOOOL

    @Trishia "and I fear that June will be too hot -" No, actually June can be pretty good. About the heat - or cold - you can never tell in Paris. It can cold in summer and "hot" in spring.

    @Sunshine "Went to the one on E. 10th and University Place (NYC)--so delicious!
    I didn't know Amarino existed until today!" The things your learn on PDP LOL (thank you PHX!)

    Now Alexa, it's your turn!

    @Anne "I will be packing my bag for Paris, not for ice cream but for a visit with my 7 month old cute as a button grandson:)" Awww, that's sweet ;-) But you can have ice cream too LOL!

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  36. Lovely! Almost too pretty to eat! (Notice I said, "almost". LOL)

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  37. I preparing for my first trip to Paris I found your site and this picture. I was so excited "even the ice cream cones are works of art in Paris" and showed all my friends. Our last day in Paris we actually stumbled up Amarino. My husband says I squealed and jumped up and down. I find that hard to believe but I was quite excited to enjoy an artfully designed Parisian ice cream cone.

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