Hudson: New City Microcreamery + Less Than Greater Than
November 7, 2018
Last weekend I had an awesome time with my friend heading to Hudson, MA to have dinner at Less Than Greater Than and ice cream at New City Microcreamery. If you’re a Bostonian, you might be familiar with the New City Microcreamery that opened up a few months ago in Cambridge. It’s an awesome ice cream shop with some seriously delicious scratch-made ice cream, sauces, and toppings.
Well, New City Microcreamery actually got started in Hudson (about an hour outside of Boston). Their team also has two restaurants in Hudson, Rail Trail Flatbread and Less Than Greater Than, which is actually located at the back of New City. That’s where we started last weekend during out trip out to Hudson. Less Than Greater Than is a speakeasy style restaurant, so you have to find the “secret” entrance at the back of New City, and turn on a light to wait for someone to come let you in.
Once we entered and sat down, we started out with some cocktails including one of the ones that they make with liquid nitrogen — they basically take the ice cream base, add alcohol, then whip and freeze the combo with liquid nitrogen. How awesome is that?! We went with the Black Palmetto, which is a vanilla base with Filipino rum, Averna, and chocolate funk.
Then, some starters — their Farm Egg with roasted hen of the woods mushrooms, and their super delicious crab cakes.
For our entrees, the Bolognese and the Faroe Island Salmon. Perfection!
It was hard to resist their dessert menu, but we knew we were heading to New City afterwards so we had to hold out.
I was so excited for ice cream. I’ve been dreaming about New City ever since I tried it when they opened their shop in Cambridge. And while I don’t know a lot about making ice cream, I have tried my fair share of scoop shops throughout the state, and New City was just beyond — so smooth and creamy. I learned that part of what makes their ice cream so good is that they make it using cold liquid nitrogen, and that process apparently makes smaller ice crystals, giving the ice cream its super smooth texture.
Since their ice cream is so tasty, picking flavors wasn’t easy! My friend went with a fall inspired cone — Apple Crisp and Pecan Pie, and I went with a sundae of all of my favorite things — cookie dough ice cream, cake batter ice cream, caramel sauce, hot fudge, crushed waffle cone, and walnut blondie crumbs. Talk about a sugar high. But totally worth it.
Check out New City Microcreamery’s menu here. You can visit them in Hudson or Cambridge. Check out Less Than Greater Than’s full menu here.
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