Wednesday, August 12, 2009

ice cream social

Yesterday evening the sun was shining, and we found ourselves at the Palace Ballroom Ice Cream Social. Six local artisan vendors were present with gelato, sorbet and ice cream. It had the feel of a county fair in downtown Seattle, complete with games and a photo booth. We sampled and sampled and sampled, and the boys could not believe their good fortune to be having ice cream for dinner.

We all loved the sweet corn-caramel ice cream from Empire.


Lots of great flavors by Molly Moon.


Full Tilt offered handmade root beer in addition to ice cream. The mexican chocolate from this vendor was perhaps my favorite flavor of the evening.

Abbott's overall favorite was the chocolate mint from Half Pint.


Cal's favorite was the blueberry from Parfait.


A perfect ending to a summer day.

22 comments:

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kks said...

looks lovely....i would go for the blueberry too!
xo

ibb said...

So many flavours, so many ice creams...tasty.

travelingmama said...

That looks fabulous!! Yum!

Kwana said...

What a fun and tasty eveing.

likeschocolate said...

That was one fancy ice cream social. Yummy!

country girl said...

Mmmh! Salted caramel, butter toffee crunch, meyer lemon bar....what amazing flavors! I would have had the hardest time choosing.

Deidra said...

Ice cream for dinner?!?!? What a wonderful evening! This looks like a spectacular event and, as always, your photos are magnificent!

Elise said...

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Best wishes

Joyce said...

I would have been jumping for joy with the boys- ice cream for dinner! All the flavors sound wonderful. I like making homemade ice cream and this year I think I hit Gary's favorite. Enjoy! xoxo

Anonymous said...

how did you hear about this? would have loved to taken the family! thought of you yesterday as we asked and taped the birthday questions/answers - wasn't it someone's bday in your house?? Elle turned 6 - aren't they the same day?

Kira

Paige said...

How fun! I would totally try the blueberry-lavender and strawberry-basil. Yum!

Jessica said...

That sounds like pure heaven to me! What delicious flavors!

montague said...

an ice-cream social?? sometimes i think seattle is filled with geniuses.

Ina in Alaska said...

Oh what delicious fun!! Once again Ron and I enjoyed discussing all the ice cream flavors over our morning coffee!! The ice cream goes well with all the donuts and cookies over at my blog today!!! xoxo

Purple Flowers said...

I would have loved to have a spoon in my hand for this event. It reads like a daydream! :)

Francesca said...

That's quite a selection! I'm not very adventurous when it comes to icecream, and always end up having the same old flavors: pistacho and lemon in a cone!

Cris Siqueira said...

huuum, i love ice cream!!

i want some!!

:)

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Memphis King is hysterical! And I would have LOVED to go to this event...I would have circled the tables many times over. I was very, very close to buying an ice cream maker this weekend...but I thought that may be dangerous (or, on the opposite end of the spectrum would sit in my closet unused. :-)

beachbungalow8 said...

lavender and blueberry! I'll take one of those and a bit of the corn and caramel. yuM

tara said...

i love the idea of this ice cream social!
and those little cups of root beer, oh my.
and your pictures are gorgeous.

KPiep said...

What an absolutely wonderful event!