Friedman’s Lunch: Apple and Pear crisp, Ronnybrook Farm ice cream28 Jan 2011, Posted by Friedman's Lunch, Ronnybrook Farm ice cream in
I love Friedman’s Lunch in Chelsea Market. They have the best fish tacos in Manhattan as well as a few other simple but perfectly made comfort foods. A visit to Friedman’s means I can also hit some of my favorite Chelsea Market vendors, such as, Jacques Torres, Lucy’s Whey (cheese) and Amy’s Bread.
Though I’ve been to Friedman’s many times, I have never ordered dessert (!) That all changed last week when I went with two friends and we decided to order the apple and pear crisp served with Ronnybrook Farm vanilla ice cream.
First, let me just say that I was blown away by how good the vanilla ice cream from Ronnybrook Farm was. I’ve tried it before but it didn’t make as much of an impact on me. It’s impossibly creamy and smooth with a nice, natural vanilla flavor. I took a mental note to keep Ronnybrook in mind the next time I have to buy ice cream to go along with a pie.
The apple and pear crisp itself was perfectly made. The apples and pears were soft and the filling wasn’t too sweet. The topping reminded me of baked granola with a sweet finish. I couldn’t imagine a better dessert to serve this ice cream with. I felt like I was eating dessert in a Bed and Breakfast in Vermont.
Recommended: Friedman’s Lunch apple and pear crisp
Friedman’s is located in Chelsea market (75 9th Avenue between 15th and 16th Streets).
Friedman’s website is here.