Just in time for prime ice cream season, Pascale’s Ice Cream is throwing a bash. The queen of ice cream, Pascale Berthiaume, has been a fixture on the local food scene for a decade now, making decadent homemade ice cream with heart (and a whole lot of cream, eggs, and sugar). To celebrate, she has invited all her food-making friends and ice cream-loving fans to a party.
There will be music! DJs Zattar and Jas Nasty will be spinning tunes and folk duo Moonfruits will be singing songs. And then there’s the food! The parking lot party (rain or shine!) will be well stocked with food and drink with a slew of Pascale’s creative friends providing the munchies. Here’s who has confirmed:
Bicycle Craft Brewery keeps the party hopping with its refreshing ales.
Buchipop has the kombucha-loving crowd covered.
Mad Faux Cheese showcases vegan cheese creations.
Fine baked goods will be available via Adam Bakes and True Loaf.
The Whalesbone and Ottawa Kabob supply the protein.
Date: Saturday, June 15
Time: Noon till 6 p.m.
Find it: The parking lot at Pascale’s Ice Cream, 571 Gladstone Ave.
The Second Big Announcement
Not content to celebrate a decade of Ottawa ice cream firsts with just one party, Pascale has also announced that she’s opening a retail window this summer with her fellow food makers at their shared commercial kitchen on Gladstone.
Those fellow food makers are pastry chef Adam Cenaiko of Adam Bakes and Madison Conlin of Mad Faux Cheese. The menu of items will obviously be ever-changing but we’re eagerly awaiting ice cream sandwiches, shakes, and popsicles from Pascale’s Ice Cream, perhaps some croissants or madeleines from Adam Bakes, and cashew cheesecakes and vegan grilled cheese sandwiches from Mad Faux Cheese. The trio are also promising some cool summer collaborations.
Date: June 15 onwards
Time: Hours are subject to change, but the plan for now is to be open Wednesday, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday, noon to 7 p.m.
Find it: 571 Gladstone Ave.