This year, leading up to our annual Menu of Menus issue, Kaitlin Steinberg counts down her 100 favorite dishes as she eats her way through Houston. She'll compile a collection of the dishes she thinks are the most awesome, most creative and, of course, most delicious in town. It's a list of personal favorites, things she thinks any visitor or Houstonian ought to try at least once and dishes that seem particularly indicative of the ever-changing Houston foodscape. It's a list to drool over.
Photo from Cloud 10 Creamery This is the full-sized banana split. Below I describe the half size, which is really all you need.
I've been smitten with Cloud 10 Creamery since the brick-and-mortar shop first opened back in September. I was expecting good ice cream from the place, but I wasn't expecting the ice cream to taste so much like what it's supposed to.
I know that sounds funny. Why wouldn't, say, birthday cake ice cream taste like a birthday cake? The fact is, most grocery store ice cream flavors beyond chocolate and vanilla are unfaithful representations of what they should be. At Cloud 10 Creamery, though, the pumpkin and cranberry ice cream really tastes like pumpkin, the peanut butter and jelly actually tastes like the sandwich (bread and all), and the poached-pear sorbet tastes like a fresh pear that's been simmered in wine and sugar.
Chef Chris Leung is a master dessert maker, and he proves that he deserves our title of Best Pastry Chef 2013 every day with the unique tarts, cakes and ice creams he creates at Cloud 10 Creamery. Perhaps his best invention, though, is the banana split.More »