Slideshow: Parfait in Seattle Isn't Just a Scoop Shop, It's an 'Ice Cream Patisserie'

Parfait's Ice Cream Cones
Parfait's Ice Cream Cones
The decorative cones are made in-house at Parfait. In the background is Decadent Chocolate, and in the foreground is Orange Star Anise, with just a subtle hint of licorice-like notes. This is high-quality ice cream at $2.50 for a mini-scoop, $3.75 for a small scoop, and $5.00 for a double scoop, plus $1.00 for the option of a cone.
Chef/Owner Adria Shimada
Chef/Owner Adria Shimada
Adria Shimada attributes her quest for culinary quality and aesthetic to an academic year immersion at the University of Paris, which included a summer of assisting in the kitchen of an authentic farmstead near Toulouse.
Ice Cream Mini Pies
Ice Cream Mini Pies
These Meyer lemon Ice Cream Mini Pies ($4.75) have a brûléed meringue topping. I love the idea, though the flavor of the ice cream gets a little lost between the meringue and the butter graham crust.
Canneles de Bordeaux
Canneles de Bordeaux
Keeping with the mini-theme, Parfait's Canneles de Bordeaux ($2.00) are cutely petite. Good caramelization on the outside, but a little too too custardy on the inside.
Apricot Rugelach
Apricot Rugelach
I'm excited anytime I see rugelach anywhere, so I was thrilled to see that Parfait had Apricot Rugelach (3 for $1.00). Like the other items, they're miniaturized, and I could have used a bigger bite so the apricot flavor came through.
More Goodies in the Showcase at Parfait
More Goodies in the Showcase at Parfait
Inside this showcase at Parfait are push up pops (in flavors like chocolate, Meyer lemon, and plum-apricot sorbet), ice cream sandwiches (flavors such as chocolate chip with vanilla bean, and brownie cookies with fleur de sel caramel), and pints of ice cream.
Parfait's Ice Cream Menu
Parfait's Ice Cream Menu
Here's a look at some of the ice cream flavors you might find at Parfait.