Sunday, June 5, 2011

I sacrificed myself for you, again (aka Gelato post n. 8, and counting)

It was a toss up...I really didn't want to do it, but my friend insisted. Sigh. More calories to battle, but a gelato-journalist has to do what she's got to do...More......

Man it was good, too.

Dangerously good.

I used to live a hop, skip and a jump from there.

I'm SOOOOOO glad they waited to open it, until AFTER I moved away:

"Ice e coffee" - Piazza Velasca

The address is via Pantano, 2 (on the corner where via Albricci turns, and becomes via Larga), but the gelato shop actually opens on the backside of that building, directly in front of the principal "Piazza Velasca" exit of the "Missori" stop of the yellow subway line.

Biiiig glass windows.

Clean white simple lines.

A handful of comfy chairs and tables (not so easy to find in an ice cream place).
They also have little cakes, croissants (here they're called "brioches"--pronounced "bree-OHSH") and coffee, so it would work for a quick European breakfast. (Haven't tried out the coffee, yet, so I guess I'll have to go back....)

The ice cream was heavenly.

I always get chocolate, milk chocolate, if possible (I'm such a baby...dark chocolate, only if I'm forced by the absence of the aforesaid), and pistacchio...which I never liked in the States...nasty tasteless stuff and in a weird green, too...but here, if it's done properly, it's seventh heaven...and a good test of how much quality (and quantity) they put into their products.

The third flavor I tried was "cannella" (cinnamon). Another good "test" flavor. Hard to find, and often too weak.

All three flavors were...VERRRRYYYYY FLAVORFULLLLL.




A little above the average (right now, a medium-sized cup with three flavors was 3 Euro, what's that?, about $4.30 at the current exchange rate). Hmmm, that does sound expensive for "just" a cup of ice cream AND without table service, doesn't it?

But it was worth it.

I took this snap with my cell phone on the 3rd of June, 2011, at almost 2:30 P.M. ... AFTER eating the gelato....

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