7.21.2008

Rice to Riches

Photobucket I have made a bit of a pilgrimage here each time I make to nyc. To here? Yes, every time I'm in town, I must go to Rice to Riches, a gelateria-styled rice pudding bar. If you love rice pudding, this is the place for you. Even if you think you don't love it, this place might just have you re-thinking your priorities. Why not? First of all, it's fun. We all love ice cream, and while rice pudding is not ice cream, but the concept is so similar and that's what Rice to Riches is all about: FUN. Just as with ice cream or gelato, we love to admire the flavours under the glass, choose the flavour, or maybe even taste a couple just to be sure. There's usually twenty kinds to choose from. Then there's the size: solo, epic, sumo, or moby. The solo will set you back $6, while the moby serves 10 for $40. In case there weren't already enough options, there are more decisions to be made. Which topping(s) will you choose? There are several, to help everyone make their own original concoction. Choose from, "toasted buttery pound cake", or "chilled espresso with a hint of cocoa." I take mine plain. I've sampled enough now to know that my favourite flavour is man-made mascarpone with cherries, or I'll willingly suffer through hazelnut chocolate bear hug. If need be of course. But don't attempt to share, it just doesn't work. If you can't make it to New York, you can always have it shipped within the US. Rice to Riches, 37 Spring Street, between Mott and Mulberry St, New York City - 212.274.0008, Open: Sun-Thu 11am-11pm; Fri & Sat 11am to 1am, www.ricetoriches.com Rich and creamy mascarpone with dried cherries: Photobucket The counter with all the scrumptious flavours: Photobucket

5 comments:

Laurie said...

I had never heard about this place until recently.. My sister visited her daughter in NYC last month and told me how wonderful it was!

jasmine said...

What a great concept...We just got what's hoping to be a Cold Stone-like ice creamery...hopefully a Rice to Riches won't be far behind?

j

gail said...

I keep saying the same thing jasmine!

norecipes said...

Love this place, I just wish they'd warm up the rice pudding.

tallmisto said...

I am extremely jealous of this eating adventure. As I don't see a trip to NYC for me soon, I seriously am considering mail order. But it looks like you would miss out on the glamor and sleek beauty of the place. Plus I would love to SEE rice pudding taken from it's homely level to that worthy of ice cream or gelato envy.

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