Salt & Straw Launching Chef Line of Ice Cream

Salt & Straw Launching Chef Line of Ice Cream

The June edition of Salt & Straw’s monthly seasonal menu is another showcase for co-founder and head ice cream maker Tyler Malek’s flavor wizardry, this time inspired by dishes from acclaimed chefs in major cities along the West Coast where the popular scoop shops also make their homes.

Malek picked Brian Malarkey of Herb & Wood as San Diego’s culinary rep, riffing on the Little Italy restaurant’s roasted beet salad for a flavorful combo that layers beet ice cream and Humboldt Fog goat cheese gelato with roasted beet and apple jam, and candied walnuts.

Other ice cream flavors in the June line-up include scoops created with Sara Kramer & Sarah Hymanson (Kismet in Los Angeles), Traci Des Jardins (San Francisco’s Jardinière, Gabriel Rucker (Le Pigeon in Portland), and Renee Erickson (Seattle’s Walrus & The Carpenter), including Ras el Hanout & Pickled Rose Petal Jam and Duck Crackling with Cherry Preserves with Duck Fat Ice Cream & Honey Gastrique.

The flavors will be available at the Little Italy scoop shop starting this Friday, June 1 through Thursday, June 28 as well as online, with a portion of the proceeds going to Share Our Strength in support of its No Kid Hungry campaign.