It seems like all I have been doing these days is writing about salads and gelato, but what else can you do in this heat?
Last week end we decided to try the latest new gelateria that F had read about a while back on specialized blogs, Il Gelato. What sets them apart from all other gelaterie is they boast 100 flavors. Probably an exaggeration but it piqued our curiosity.
We drove there, as it is not in a very central location and entered a large, modern, once again minimalistic open space area with several counters in a circle in the middle. Sure enough there were 100 flavors, or approximately: I have to admit I didn't count them. One whole counter was dedicated to different varieties of chocolate. Another displayed seasonal and exotic fruits ,while yet another was filled with savory flavors such as celery, red pepper, gorgonzola, onion frittata (I kid you not) and many more. They had ricotta cake, and cashews&ceres beer, black sesame seed, blueberries&milk, Gewurztraminer and Barolo based flavors and so many more. The list is seriously endless.
As usual I pulled out my camera and asked to take pictures and struck up a conversation with the owner, who was extremely courteous. He also answered a lot of our questions and gave F a few samples (rice&saffron - apparently excellent; the licorice was too dominant on my taste buds). He also told us they already own a store in Rome.
The prices are reasonable compared to Grom and Ronchi, at €20,00 per kg, and the amount of flavors is mind-boggling.