DINER: “Sunday Morning” Aims To Deliver Quality Ice Cream To 50 Vancouver Doors
by Andrew Morrison | On a vist to Gastown’s L’Abattoir the other night, I had the good fortune to learn of Sunday Morning Ice Cream. It’s the brainchild of one of the servers at the restaurant, Genevieve Mateyko. Her wee (and pretty adorable) start up will work like a Community Supported Agriculture project, only instead of beets and kale being delivered to your door, you’re getting ice cream.
But let’s be clear about that. You will get a knock on your door at some point on Sunday morning. When you open the door there will be a person smiling and holding a small jar of very good ice cream. It could be salted butter and caramel; vegan coconut horchata; bourbon with salted cornflake crunch; strawberry buttermilk; toasted coconut with vanilla bean; blueberry and cinnamon; et cetera awesomeness. You never know. That person will then give it to you. You will then eat it and continue about your day, slightly changed for the better.
Sunday Morning will only be letting in 50 subscribers for a paid test run this winter. If no one minds, we’re claiming the #1 spot. If you want to be one of the remaining 49 – and who wouldn’t want awesome ice cream delivered to their door? – email email@example.com quickly to secure a spot.
A lot of Scout readers probably already came across her stuff this summer (she was representing at the Waldorf’s weekly Food Truck Fest, the Incredible Pie Competition on The Drive, and Strathcona Park’s Canada Day Jamboree), but it was news to me. I had my first spoonful from a jar in the back of L’Abattoir while Mateyko and the rest of the staff were gearing up pre-shift. It was blueberry basil, and it kicked ass: creamy and alive with two contrasting flavours telling of summer. The jars are small and no fuss straight-forward, and the branding is simple and tight. A fair accompaniment (or replacement) for a leisurely Sunday morning newspaper if ever there was one.
You can get your own taste at Duchesse Vintage’s grand opening party this Sunday from 5pm until 10pm.
Andrew Morrison lives and works in Vancouver as editor-in-chief of Scout, food columnist at the Westender, and National Referee & Judge at the Canadian Culinary Championships. He also contributes regularly to a wide range of publications, radio programs, and television shows on local food, culture and travel; collects inexpensive things; and enjoys rare birds, skateboards, cocktails, shoes, good pastas, many songs, and the smell of camp fires.