Chicken and ice cream for sup­per

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The rules of en­gage­ment for food con­sump­tion and pair­ing were rewrit­ten on Thurs­day night at Mel­rose Arch in Joburg.

Have you ever tried chicken, straw­ber­ries and Bel­gian choco­late ice cream all at once? If that’s not your thing, why don’t you try beef medal­lions with macadamia nut brit­tle ice cream? Oth­er­wise the Asian chicken soup with lemon sor­bet would do the trick.

No, this is not some preg­nant woman’s mid­night crav­ing, but haute cui­sine in­spired by the ice cream maker Häa­gen-Dazs. The brave in­dulged.

It was a chilly night as Häa­gen-Dazs threw the deca­dent party in the mid­dle of the Mel­rose Arch Pi­azza. In the il­lu­mi­nated 8m snow globe, 12 strangers sussed each other out, as snowflakes gen­tly fell on them, to stand a chance of go­ing to Paris with who­ever they liked the most in a speed-dat­ing kind of event.

The vi­va­cious Jean­nie D, or shall we say a slimmed­down ver­sion in a short green dress, hosted the event and it was a mir­a­cle she didn’t shiver in that cold. She was mildly en­ter­tain­ing, es­pe­cially with a crowd of peo­ple who kept straight faces most of the time.

The night was proof that ice cream does not have to be dessert; it’s part of the main course.

PHO­TOS: LUN­GELO MBULWANA

DOME OF LOVE The snow globe where con­tes­tants vied for a trip to Paris

SUP­PER IS SERVED One of the din­ner op­tions was roasted beef medal­lions scented with truf­fle oil and served with Häa­gen-Dazs macadamia nut brit­tle ice cream

THE HOST A sul­try Jean­nie D shows off her slimmed-down fig­ure

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