I had many fears once we committed to move to Columbus, Ohio. I worried about being lonely, having no friends, and stunting the children’s social development. But mostly, I worried that there would be nothing to eat, other than bland and boring chain restaurant food.
Little did I know that Columbus is a foodie mecca!
We’ve only been here a couple of weeks, but I’ve already had some excellent meals, including one with two different types of foie gras, an ingredient close to my heart that I hardly ever encountered in New Jersey.
Tonight I experienced ice cream nirvana, at a wonderful shop called Jeni’s Ice Cream. They offered a myriad of handmade, exotic flavors, each made with organic ingredients. Some of the flavors, like sweet corn and blueberries or cucumber and cayenne, were a little too bizarre for me. But so many others appealed to me, it was incredibly difficult to commit to two. Choosing between Riesling poached pear sorbet, salty caramel, and honey bourbon pecan was just too hard.
After tasting a bunch of flavors and vowing to return soon, I ended up going with an unusual ice cream sandwich made up of two chocolate macarons surrounding rich chocolate and hazelnut ice cream. The verdict: dangerously delicious. Good thing we could take a long walk to Jeni’s to walk off some of the calories!
* The gorgeous ice cream picture above is copied from the Jeni’s website which is full of great links to other Columbus food resources. Great ice cream and a beautiful blog – now I’m truly spoiled.