Delightful recipe and story, Erik! I must point out though that I believe Terijo and I would need more than one bottle of wine to get through the whole meal and dessert preparation — not to mention, the actual consumption of the meal. ! And, I love how you added Mark to the story — very clever, my friend.
I’ve eaten fried ice cream but never considered making it. I must mention that I have no idea where in Florida I would find stracciatella. Manhattan, yes — redneck Florida, no.
The past week has been rough for me — thanks for making me laugh.