In Which a Bit of New York Provides Cool Relief…

New York Cheesecake Gelato

The weather in this part of the world has been most erratic: some days, the heat is so intense that you feel like melting onto the sidewalk.  Some days, it rains so hard you’d think we were in the middle of typhoon season.  Other days are overcast and the breezes are comfortably cool and balmy.

Last Friday was a dreadful scorcher and I was surlier than a wild bear with a toothache.  Instead of lunching with my colleagues, I decided to take a walk to the Ayala Triangle at noon to check out Cara Mia, Amici‘s gelateria.

Truth be told, I prefer my gelato simple.  This is why I usually stick to the usual suspects: chocolate, vanilla, and pistachio.  (Quite obviously, this also makes me a spumoni addict.)  But when one is on the verge of going into a dark rage involving the breaking of both furniture and human bones, one needs some serious relief in the form of pure, glorious, gluttony.

Cara Mia’s New York Cheesecake does it for me.  There is just something incredibly soothing about the creaminess, tanginess of very good cream cheese balanced with a hint of lemon zest.  Throw in some crunchy biscuit crumbs, and this cranky bear goes back to being a cuddly teddy.

As for sharing, however…

Sharing is not in my vocabulary - at least where gelato's concerned...

…go get your own!  :p