Monday, August 14, 2017

After Height / Después De La Altura

La version español está después de la primera foto.

ON OUR WAY home one day, we (San Geraldo) decided we needed ice cream. We stopped at the nearest "artesan" ice cream shop.

One of their flavors was called "Menta-choco / After Height," which seemed to me to be a good choice since we both already have "height." (OK, it was supposed to be "After Eight" like the chocolate mints.)

But, "Menta-choco / After Height" didn't look all that exciting (electric green ice cream with a bit of chocolate swirls), so we decided on a mix of chocolate and dulce de leche instead.

It wasn't worth the stop. It seems they'll call anything "artesan." Amazingly, San Geraldo barely ate his (so it must have been bad).

I should have known better. Their pistachio ice cream was green. If you're looking for gourmet ice cream, that's never a good sign. At least the spelling made things entertaining.

Besides, my grandmother would have pronounced "eight" with an "h" at the beginning.


EN NUESTRO CAMINO a casa un día, nosotros (San Geraldo) decidimos que necesitábamos helado. Fuimos a la tienda de helados "artesanos" más cercana.

Uno de los sabores se llamaba "Menta-choco / After Height" ("After Height" significa "Después de la Altura" y "After Eight," las mentas de chocolate, significa "Después de las Ocho"), lo que me pareció una buena opción ya que ambos hemos alcanzado "altura".

Pero, "Menta-choco / After Height" no parecía muy bien (helado verde eléctrico con un poco de remolinos de chocolate), por lo que decidimos en una mezcla de chocolate y dulce de leche en su lugar. 

No valió la pena. Parece que van a llamar a cualquier cosa "artesan". Sorprendentemente, San Geraldo apenas comió el suyo (así que debe haber sido malo).

Debería haber sabido mejor. El helado de pistacho era verde. Si estás buscando helado gourmet, eso nunca es una buena señal. Por lo menos la ortografía lo hizo entretenida. 

Además, mi abuela pronunció "eight" con una "h" al principio (que en español sonaba como una "j"). 


A BOX OF THESE WOULD HAVE BEEN SO MUCH BETTER.
UNA CAJA DE ESTOS HABRÍA SIDO MUCHO MEJOR.

25 comments:

  1. I love gelato deeply, but if you give me bad gelato once I will not be back. I have a list of places nearby that are awesome, and places that are most certainly not! :) Keep hunting and you will find what you seek. :)

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    1. Snoskred:
      A charming place and we will never go back. I've been told of a couple of made-on-premises artesan ice cream places in town. Will have to check them out. We were spoiled in Sevilla. Some of the best, fresh, unusual ice cream I've ever had anywhere.

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  2. Spanish Ice Cream definitely rates high on my list - especially recall those that they do in a tall glass with a drop of alcohol trickled over them :-)

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    1. Heron:
      Sevilla had phenomenal artesan ice creams, all made right on premises. Fig, cheese, kiwi, mango... I'm overdue for a visit!

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  3. Looks much different from the American kind. Wish I could try some. That's the bad thing about ice cream, you can't really ship it unless UPS comes out with frozen trucks

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    1. Adam:
      Not worth shipping that crap anyway. I'll have some of the best flown out for you on dry ice on my private jet the next time I'm in Sevilla.

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  4. Oh, the disappointment! Ice cream here is pretty bad, which is what you get when stores turn their freezers off at night! I have started making lime sorbet using juice from our very own limes. It is good, but it is not ice cream or gelato.

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    1. Wilma:
      Oh, how I hate buying good ice cream at the supermarket only to find it like that. But your own lime sorbet?!? I'd be very happy.

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  5. Well crap on a cracker, for someone who loves sweets that must have been majorly disappointing.

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    1. Cheapchick:
      What a wasted splurge. You know it's bad when Jerry doesn't finish it.

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  6. I went to fat club tonight...that ice creap photo didnt help much even though i lost 2.5 lbs

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    1. John:
      Crap ice cream. You would have regretted wasting the fat and calories on it.

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  7. not fair! ice cream needs to be rich and dee-lish, not a glob of gunk!

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  8. Fun to hear that you NEEDED ice cream. I love it, but I probably never need it.

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    1. Stephen:
      When I was a kid and we wanted cookies or cake, my mother would say, "You don't NEED it." So, I figure I can have whatever I want as long as I say I NEED it.

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  9. Take a little viaggio to Italy and get some gelato. Perhaps some stracciatella...or nocciola, or see this list: http://italyexplained.com/italian-gelato-flavors/

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    1. Frank:
      Ohhh, worth a trip back to Italy. I was only 19 the first time I was there and even then I remember feeling my arteries close up when I ate the ice cream. Fortunately, we had Little Italy in The City and super-Italian neighborhoods in Brooklyn. Never far from the good stuff.

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  10. Sorry to hear the ice cream was disappointing, you will have to keep trying until you find the perfect ice cream shop, it will be hard work, but someone has to do it.

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    1. Travel:
      I am very willing to make the sacrifice. I'm selfless.

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  11. Oh too bad Mitchell! I fully understand NEEDING ice cream. I frequently do!
    Take care.
    Robin

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    1. Robin:
      And for the last two days I've NEEDED chocolate!

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  12. It looks like you have beautiful and exquisite ice cream.

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    1. Spo:
      No, this LOOKED good but that was all. Still waiting to try one of the really good places in town.

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