Pastry Chef Rachel Wysong is making Toasted Pistachio Ice Cream with dark chocolate and chili bark with smoked pistachios as their featured festival dessert over at Red Feather. Note that she is creating other signature desserts for the festival at their sister restaurants next door at Bittercreek Alehouse and Diablo & Sons. [Full 2019 Ice Cream Festival Calendar] [Places to Stay in Boise]
Pastry Chef Rebecca McManus of Richard’s Restaurant creates some of the most delicious and beautiful desserts in town. She is working with the culinary team at Richard’s to create an exclusive dessert menu for the opening week of the Boise Ice Cream Festival. The items special items for the festival will be: Goats milk gelato with a berry swirl; Lemon semifreddo (Citrus baked meringue, berry coulis, fresh berries and lemon curd), and a daily ice cream sundae special! Reservations recommended: https://www.richardsboise.com/
Chef Sarah Kelly of Petite 4 will dazzle you with her after dinner creations featuring elevated ice cream sandwiches. Expect things like a blueberry pie ice cream sandwich or a chocolate nut and pretzel ice cream sandwich with ice cream flavored with local caramel stout beer. These desserts and a few other surprise twists will be available for purchase to guests of Petite 4 after they finish their meals there. Reservations at Petite 4 are always recommended and can be obtained by calling 208.345.1055 between 3PM-5PM. Go to http://eatatpetite4.com/ for more information about Petite 4. [Full 2019 Ice Cream Festival Calendar] [Places to Stay in Boise]
Join Mai Thai Executive Chef Justin Scheihing and Mai Thai owner Billy Pothikamjorn for a special pairing event in conjunction with the Boise Ice Cream Festival. They will be featuring a menu special of a dozen Rice Powder Dusted Pacific Fried Oysters paired with a Thai Sriracha Lime Sorbet for $25. The full food and bar menu will also be available at this time.
The special will be a great pairing and will push your understanding of frozen desserts by introducing you to a spicy frozen dessert not normally seen in most typical ice creams and sorbets but that goes really well with the spicy cuisine of Thailand. The sorbet will be a great mix of sweet, spicy, and sour served after your crunchy, salty, umami oysters. This spicy dessert is definitely a notable highlight of the Boise Ice Cream Festival. Thanks to the Mai Thai team for creating it!
The special will be enough for an oyster lover to enjoy by themselves or for a table to order as part of their full order to share.
Diablo and Sons Pastry Chef Rachel Wysong will be making some whimsical flavors of soft serve ice cream. I hear she is working on her new “burnt honey” flavor to pair with Diablo’s fire grill menu offerings so it will be the perfect dessert ending to your meal. We are super excited to taste all the twists she makes.