Thursday, August 6, 2009
Sometimes in the summer, I like to eat ice cream for lunch. And when I discovered that the Shake Shack was debuting their Dark and Stormy Custard this Tuesday, I knew what Blondie and I had lunch date in Madison Square Park...
The Dark 'N' Stormy Custard is based on Blondie's new favorite cocktail of the same name that's made from gingerbeer and dark rum. As we placed our order we chatted with the always friendly Shake Shack staff. The ladies behind the counter said this was the first time they had made the Dark 'N' Stormy and it was getting lots of raves from the staff. Multiple thumbs up were involved.
As for the taste, it was like a boozy version of Shake Shack's Gingerbread Custard. And there's nothing wrong with that. Hope the Dark and Stormy makes it into the somewhat regular rotation.
Looks like the Shack has some very interesting flavors this month with a lot of late summer flavors represented...Melon Mint on Wednesdays, Sweet Corn on Thursdays, Watermelon Tomato(!) on Friday, Bellini* on Saturday and Berry Blue on Sunday. Very interesting. Very interesting indeed.
*I tasted this one last weekend, it was light and peachy.
Madison Square Park
23rd Street and Madison Avenue
Upper West Side
366 Columbus Ave (at 77th Street)