Today’s Contender: Nancy’s Fancy by Nancy Silverton
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Flavor: Butterscotch Budino
The Butterscotch Budino at Nancy Silverton’s Pizzeria Mozza is undoubtedly one of my favorite desserts in town (one she stole by the way from restaurant Jar and then made famous) and now she has interpreted that same amazing dessert into a gelato version. WOW! Just WOW! It’s f-in amazing. Rich and thick and smooth and creamy. Winner Winner Chicken Dinner! And it’s available in your grocery store — although I hear scoop shops are in the works.
There isn’t anything Nancy Silverton does that isn’t the best in class. I dream of her pizza. Now she’s tackled my other favorite food and it too is worthy of dreams. Even though super rich, I couldn’t stop eating it. You will be marveled at the texture — and let’s face it, ice cream or gelato is all about the texture. This version is like nothing I’ve ever had in the smoothness category. In the richness category, it’s akin to Magee Beer’s ice cream from Australia (another grocery store favorite). The flavor is deep yet subtle, sophisticated and luscious. Well worth the $8.99 price tag for a 4 oz container.
Next her Roasted Banana flavor . . .
Not from LA? For mail order Fancy Nancy’s go here.