Summer is now at its peak. Everyone has ditched outfits with jackets in exchange of cottony white tees. It can be a little excruciating to go out now — with the scorching summer sun and wind that seem to blow humid kisses, we are all going to need something to cool us down.
St. Louis House of Fine Ice Cream and Desserts, a premiere ice cream parlor in Bonifacio Global City, happens to be a few stones throw away from where I’m working. One afternoon of this current month, I paid a visit to this new “talk-of-the-town” shop.
Situated in the middle of Bonifacio High Street, this ice cream shop is just one of the options you’ll have from the numerous food shops sprawling on both corners.
St. Louis House of Fine Ice Cream and Desserts’ interior is as lovely as you see it on social media. Marble tables and rattan chairs are spread in front of the glass-windowed shop. Inside lies a more dreamy feel with gelatos on the left seducing you with its colors. On your right, are tables, chairs and a couch with a very chic shelf serving as its frame.
I went straight to the pastry counter and asked the personnel which one should I pick (being a first-timer and all.) He replies with a smile and a brief explanation about why I should choose the almond-covered croissant. With no hesitations, I asked for a piece and settle back to my seat.
In just a minute or so, the warmed bread is served and it already looks like a good treat. I started to slice it thinly and the custard filling gushed a little. Once it hit my taste buds, an oozing sweetness from the custard seemed to travel all over my mouth. And the crunchy almond nuts make these cracking sounds as I gently grind it with my teeth.
Wanting to try more, I headed back to the counter, this time in front of the gelatos. A lady introduced me to all the best-selling flavors and asks me to try as many flavors as I could. That kind of invitation wouldn’t go unnoticed. I first tried their St. Louis, a salted-caramel flavored ice cream with actual honeycombs infused in it. The next one I tried is the ube flavor. It snatched my attention from the get-go because of its color. The flavor is a little subtle compared to the first one I tasted. Feeling a little embarrassed of having tried too many flavors, I chose the mint chocolate flavor as my final option. Seafoam-green looks good on deep brown chocolate. It also stays true to its name, the taste is very minty but gets water down by the very sweet chocolate.
I asked for a scoop of their St. Louis which costs 150. It might be a little expensive but always remember that you shouldn’t go small on food. And in comparison to its contemporaries in this area, this price is actually a little affordable.
The honeycomb is sweet and crunchy. On the other hand, the ice cream is velvety and milky. This contrasting quality makes this delectable treat so irresistible.
They say summer is a state of mind. Whether if it’s actually hot outside or even if its heavily raining, a few scoops of ice cream will always be a good idea. And I insist for you to try eating here at St. Louis House of Fine Ice Cream and Desserts — the ambiance and food will make you crave for summer in November and will make you wish that it’s always the middle of April.