|Salted caramel ice cream at Le Comptoir|
Lil' Chow threw one of his first full fusses Sunday when we tried to cap the pint of salted caramel ice cream at Le Comptoir on the Columbia lakefront.
That's house-made ice cream and sorbet that they're selling $6 for a shareable 13 ounces.Just $4 for a single serving.
Restaurant-quality dessert served in a plain paper pint. It is another reason to make the Columbia lakefront a destination for dates, family night and general fun
We had stumbled to the lakefront after an abbreviated nap. I ran Lil' Chow up and down the hill outside Clyde's. Then Mrs. HowChow wanted to check out Le Comptoir's ice cream. Salted caramel, spiced chocolate and two sorbets. One minute we were wondering if a 17-month-old would like salted caramel. The next, he was dragging Mrs. HowChow's hand to his mouth to get a steady stream of sweet.
I has to feed her from my spoon so she could keep up the baby bites. We thought it was terrific ice cream. Worth eating there or even stopping to carry a pint home.
I'm a huge fan of Le Comptoir -- both for the food and sweets and for the chance to enjoy the lakefront even if you don't want a full meal. Clyde's, Sushi Sono, Tomato Palace and Petit Louis all serve fine lunches and dinners, but there is almost a city vibe to a coffee or dessert at Le Comptoir's cafe tables. Go enjoy.
One question: Does anyone know the story about why the lake path doesn't go all the way around the lake? I'm suddenly focused on stroller paths. The lakefront path just ends on the far side. Why? Part of Rouse's master plan?