Besides its daily line up for 80+ desserts, Choices serves made-to-order, hand-mixed ice cream delights. There are four basic selections: banana split, strawberry shortcake, double chocolate fudge sundae and root beer float. But with 14 ice cream flavors and more than 15 toppings to choose from, the combinations can go from classic to coo-coo-crazy. The "ice creamiere" mixes each concoction in about two minutes on a frozen counter top.
Here's Choices' recipe for strawberry shortcake, classic style. Take two hefty scoops of strawberry ice cream. Add fresh berries, chopped sponge cake and toasted almonds. Mix, mix, mix, then scoop into a bowl. Top with chocolate syrup, whipped cream and a cherry. Wait -- add some more fresh strawberries. Say "to heck with calories!" and dig in. Be sure to save room for lunch or dinner -- Choices also serves plentiful, um, choices of seafood, grilled items, soups and salads, international cuisine, and more.
Choices the Buffet is open for lunch ($18.74) and dinner ($24.99), brunch ($21.24) and specialty dinners ($29.99). Reservations recommended for groups of 10 or more. Find details at the Pala website.