One of my favorite sundaes used to be served at Fortnum & Mason’s Fountain Restaurant in London. It was scoops of coffee and chocolate ice creams topped with bittersweet chocolate sauce, garnished with miniature macaroons and whipped cream.
About 20 years ago, they changed the name of the sundae to “Piccadilly Poppet” from a politically-incorrect name that you can probably imagine.
A few years ago, they closed the Fountain Restaurant for renovations, and when it re-opened, they had eliminated ice cream sundaes from the menu. Now you can only get ice cream in the “Ice Cream Parlour,” and the Piccadilly Poppet is no more.
Sigh. Still, I might try the “Patio Nut Delight” – pistachio, praline and coffee ice cream with caramel sauce, roast flaked almonds, and whipped cream.
And the Fountain Restaurant still serves terrific welsh rarebit.