Two chances for your ice cream-eating pleasure this week.
First up is tonight’s ice cream tasting with a different flavor. Blue Bell Ice Cream is doing a promotion with Ancient Olive in Delray Beach. The owners of Ancient Olive, Jeffrey Schrader and Brian Behling, will explain the olive oil and olives company, and a Blue Bell representative will be on hand to talk about new flavors from the Texas-based ice cream company.
The marriage of the two – ice creams drizzled with flavored balsamic vinegars and olive oils – will be the tasting portion of the event. Those who spend $15 go home with a pint of ice cream and a 60-ml. bottle of extra virgin olive oil or balsamic vinegar of their choice.
RSVP is required to http://bluebelltasting.eventbrite.com/
The event is today, Aug., 12, from 6-8 p.m. at Ancient Olive, 514 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach; (561) 266-1009.
Ice cream weekend at PGA National
A whole weekend is planned around ice cream at PGA National Resort, kicking off Friday with an ice cream pairing dinner. Ironwood’s chef Donald Young will be joined by chefs Todd Sicolo and Todd Owen to create a four-course meal paid to Ice Cream Cellars ice cream-flavored wines. Cost is $100.
From 2-4 p.m. Saturday, The Big Taste is a “gourmet ice cream social” open to the public. More than 40 varieties of ice cream, gelato, and sorbet along with a load of toppings will be available to kids and adults. Chefs and students from the Lincoln Culinary Institute will be on hand with demos of ice cream making techniques. Guests vote for their favorite and get a chance to win a PGA National getaway.Cost is $20 adults, and $10 per child aged 12 and under.
A Sock Hop Dinner Dance Saturday night will be held at the Palm Terrace cafe, which will be transformed into a ’50s-era diner. Sock-hoppers are encouraged to dress in ’50s duds and enter the contest for best dressed ’50s costume. Hula-Hoop contest, triva and a Name That Tune contest are part of the night’s events. Capping the night is a “drive-in movie” via golf carts on the Fazio golf range. Event is from 6-8:30 p.m.; cost is $1958 per adult and $10 per child.
On Sunday, the resort will attempt a Guinness world record-sized sundae. A 1200-foot sundae will wrap around the resort’s interior. Guests are invited to help build the sundae and then eat it. For the kids, acctivities include a bounce house, train rides, face painting, kid foods and more.
Cost is $30 in advance; $30 at the door. Registration is at 11 a.m.; the event is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The resort is offering special getaway packages for the Ice Cream Festival starting at $189; call 888-974-0125 or go to PGANationalResort.com.