From Our Archive
This story was published before Summer 2021, when we launched our new digital experience.

La Crème de la Crémaillère

MOST READ
A Classic Martini

Wine and Spirits

A Classic Martini

A drink from New York City’s Bemelmans Bar at the Carlyle Hotel

The Hoodie of the Future

Fashion

The Hoodie of the Future

British clothier Vollebak makes garments for today’s superhero.

Tonga Room, San Francisco.

Wine and Spirits

The Sweet Escape

On the enduring allure of the tiki bar.

No matter how good the meal at La Crémaillère restaurant in Bedford, New York, guests always leave room for the extraordinary homemade ice creams. Introduced by the first pastry chef in 1961, the ice creams are made according to an old French custard-based recipe. For years, flavors like Crème Brûlée, Café au Lait, and Menthe au Chocolat had customers wishing for a pint to take home. "So we started the Crème Crémaillère ice-cream line," explains Bobbie Meyzen, who runs this extraordinary restaurant with her husband, Robert, "because we really wanted the Crémaillère experience to extend beyond our restaurant."

After almost two years of experimenting, the Meyzens launched six flavors (including their celebrated Vanille Maison, a "knock-your-socks-off vanilla," she says) to be followed by three novelties, Fraises de Bois, Café au Chocolat, and the elegant Chocolat Suzette, which blends bits of orange brittle into a smooth chocolat. The flavors are so striking that it's hard to believe that the Crème comes from a frozen package instead of directly from an ice-cream maker. Cherry Clafoutis, made with Amarena cherries, tastes like delicious cherry pie à la mode, Café au Lait perfectly captures the bittersweet of coffee, Crème Brûlée reminds of its namesake caramel dessert. Whether you're entertaining and cap your meal with a dish of the rich-colored Choco Chocolat, or curling up with a book and a bowl of fruity Fraises des Bois at the end of a long day, Crème Crémaillère is perfection. Available in more than 100 retail locations in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. For more information, visit www.cremecremaillere.com.

Member of Fine Dining.

Newsletter

Let’s Keep in Touch

Subscribe to our newsletter

You’re no longer on our newsletter list, but you can resubscribe anytime.

Come On In

U.S. issued American Express Platinum Card® and Centurion® Members, enter the first six digits of your card number to access your complimentary subscription.

Learn about membership.