In a week of trying, difficult and very heartbreaking medical news about several friends, it was so nice to get some GREAT news today. Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream is coming to Atlanta! Yay for us!
Jeni opened her first shop in 2002 in Columbus, Ohio delighting folks with her fascinating and inventive flavor combinations. Imaginative ice creams, sorbets and frozen yogurt treats! (A foodie wet dream!) She now has nine shops in Ohio and one in Tennessee.
Although her ice cream recipe book is in its 8th printing and she has been called “America’s Best” by Time magazine, I heard about her from a dear caterer friend. (He excitedly called me today with this fabulous news.) Making a stop at Jeni’s every time they are near Nashville, he and his partner also search for sources that carry her delicious pints. (Fresh Market for one.) The wait time in line at their popular East Nashville location can be over 20 minutes for luscious signature flavors like pistachio and honey, wild berry lavender and Riesling poached pear sorbet.
Keeping her standards of the highest and wanting to provide her customers the very best, she always focuses on local produce and sources her ingredients like the newest and best trend of “farm to table” restaurants. Good food for good people.
The Atlanta store is scheduled to open in late summer in the white hot Howell Mill Road West Provisions district. How lucky are we Atlanta?