April 8th, 2014
High Point Creamery artisanal ice creams is scheduled to open mid-May in Denver
Owner/Founder Erika Thomas along with husband and business partner Chad Stutz plan to open the first of several artisanal ice cream shops the end of April this year. Plans include lavish attention to detail and utilizing the freshest ingredients, they are determined to handcraft the finest ingredients this side of the Mississippi. Interesting menu items include ice cream made with fresh basil with a blackberry swirl. They are currently planning on eighteen different flavors with stable of classics as well as a rotation of flavors with new twists. In addition to their amazing ice cream, the flavors will also include an assortment of sorbets.
Specialty menu items include ice cream bombe. Thomas describes ‘the bombe is a molded ice cream dessert that has its origins in Victorian era France. First we layer ice cream, let it harden, then we ass a meringue, let that harden and then top it off with another layer of delicious ice cream and is set in an authentic 1960s copper mold.’ It is removed from its mold and sliced like a cake to serve.
High Point Creamery also plans to host regularly ‘guest chefs’ to collaborate on their own specialty flavor offering. The menu will include a sampling of specialty flight such as Vanilla Bean topped with candied violets, Butter Pecan Brittle, topped with chocolate shavings. Also included Earl Gray infused ice cream with Shortbread Cookie, topped with lemon zest – just to name a few. The menu will include locally roasted pour-over coffee service.
All their products will be hand crafted and kosher. Erika Thomas says ‘we plan to offer not only the neighborhood but Denver a great ice cream experience, the perfect place to bring your family as well as your date.’ Thomas chose Colorado to be in a hub city that embraces a collaborative and entrepreneurial spirit. The modern décor includes a combination of white marble tables, retro subway tiles, bleached oak, handcrafted chalkboard menu and outdoor seating area.
Their first store location with be in the Hilltop/Crestmoor neighborhood on the southwest corner of Holly and Cedar – 215 South Holly Street. Their neighbors include Park Burger’s fourth location and the second outpost of Adagio Baking Company. They are planning to rollout two additional stores over the next two years.
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