Van Leeuwen is at it again. The ice cream maker known for its outlandish flavors — think mac and cheese and pizza — has come out with another combo to rival Mad Magazine’s halvah and lasagna chip. The new flavor? Grey Poupon with Salted Pretzels.
The mashup is one of five released for the summer (aka ice cream season). The other four — Campfire S’Mores, Summer Peach Crisp, Espresso Fior di Latte Chip, and Honey Cornbread with Strawberry Jam — sound pretty normal.
As for the mustard and pretzel concoction, I suppose the reasoning behind it is that mustard-flavored pretzels is a popular combination. But Dijon mustard? And in ice cream?
Van Leeuwen notes that this new crop will be available for ten weeks, at which point another round of flavors will be carted out.
Summer Flamenco Nights at Tasca
On Thursday, June 16, and repeating on July 21, Aug. 18, and Sept. 15, the kitchen at the Spanish-Caribbean restaurant Tasca (reviewed here) will share the stage with performers trained in the seductive art of flamenco. The performances, which begin at 8 p.m., will be accompanied by the diner’s selection of one of two prix-fixe dinners: a four-course menu with a wine pairing priced at $145 per person and a three-course menu that runs $85 a head.
Advanced booking is required and can be accessed via Resy.
Tasca, 505 Columbus Avenue (bet. 84th and 85th Sts.), 212-362-2211.