This is a sakiz dondurmasi ice cream:
I have no idea what the name means so please, don’t ask.The description on the menu at Ayse Meze read “spiced orchid root-mastic ice cream.”
Orchid root ice cream?
Quite frankly, it was the last thing on the menu that I wanted to sample for dessert. Which is EXACTLY why I ordered it.
It’s time to shake things up a little in my life. Time to try things I’ve never tried before.* Time to go and DO.
That little bowl ofsakiz dondurmasi ice cream represented more to me than the waiter or my dining companions were aware.
It was a little oh-what-the-hell moment.
And it was FABULOUS.
I would have missed it if I had played it safe. I’m glad I didn’t.
*If this post sounds a little off the wall to you, it is because it is part of a bigger life initiative, one that was brought on by a conversation with a friend about taking chances and opening up our minds to experiences and events we wouldn’t normally be a part of. (Some big and some small like this ice cream.) It is all about#sayingyesto life.*