Thursday, January 29, 2009

New York City's Rice To Riches: You're pudding me on!









A nice compliment to New York City's Peanut Butter & Co. (see below) is Rice To Riches, a dessert emporium in Manhattan's SoHo district at 37 Spring Street between Mott and Mulberry Streets, that sells rice pudding and only rice pudding. And why not? Rice pudding, that venerable childhood treat, is a gift from God (or some really nice person if you're a non-believer). It's creamy, it's smooth, it's vanilla, it's rice. Four great things that go great together. But this being New York City, epicurean capital of the solar system, they couldn't possibly offer just vanilla pudding on the menu. On any given day, they've got twenty or more gourmet flavors, including Almond Shmalmond, The Milk Chocolate Only Rings Twice, Don Cappucino, and Coconut Coma. And since no self-respecting rice pudding connoisseur takes his Sex Drugs and Rocky Road naked, they also offer a bevy of gourmet toppings including oatmeal coconut crumble, buttery graham cracker blanket, and "tender loving" jelly. The place has an ultra-chic interior, in keeping with the SoHo it's-so-expensive-art-galleries-can't-afford-the-rents-here-anymore location. Leave it to The Big Apple to make a humble thing like rice pudding a can't-miss event. Here's their website: http://www.ricetoriches.com/frameset.php?content=/startpage.php

3 comments:

Viewliner Ltd. said...

What can't you get in New York. A place, as long as you have money, where you'll never go hungry. Great posts.

Gunnar and Sherry said...

Thanks Richard! You're right. If you don't mind spending $5 for rice pudding and $10 for a peanut butter sandwich, life is good!

Anonymous said...

I Just tried Man Made Mascarpone delivered next day to me in Arizona..it was worth every penny! I do not like pudding and not much of a dessert person, but this pudding is out of this world!