I scream, you scream, we all scream for…gelato. What’s the difference between ice cream and gelato? Ice cream has more cream and has more air whipped into it. Gelato has a milkier base and slightly denser texture. And now you can sample authentic Italian gelato as some of the best gelato makers have come over from Italy and are in Old Spitalfields Market over the weekend competing against the best the UK has to offer for the chance to make it to the European final of the competition in Florence. And just to keep things interesting you influence the decision, anyone who goes can vote for their winning flavour. The public votes will be aggregated with the judging panel to decide who wins. To give you a flavour of what to expect check out the competition entries below, some intriguing flavours are in contention!
- Bacio di dama by Oddenos Gelati, 14 Bute Street, London
Milk ice cream with pistachio and chocolate coating and a variety of pistachio nuts and grains
2. La dolcevita by Badiani, Viale dei Mille , Florence
Based on the original recipe by the inventor of ice cream Bernardo Buontalenti but with the addition of layers of chocolate and hazelnut sauce
3. Mango, chilli, lime and coriander sorbet by Thomas Joyce, South Street, London
4. Black pearl of London by Fabulous Ice Fires, 54 East Dulwich Road, London
Mascarpone, green cardomon, saffron, kewra, rubdi, rosewater, oyster pearl wafer, chili and black pearl topping
5. Vegan After Eight by La Gourmandise D’Antan Turin
Pancalieri mint and extra dark chocolate
6. Gino’s hazelnut by Gino Gelato 715 North Circular Road, Brent Cross, London
In this weather what could be nicer than a scoop (or 5!) of gelato? Get yourself down to Spitalfields this weekend and do your mouth a favour!
Gelato Cards are £10 for 5 scoops plus an extra one if you vote for your favorite!
Acknowledgement of Photos:
Photographs courtesy of Amy Franklin, PR – EP Business in Hospitality, EP Magazine
Please do not reproduce any of these photographs without her prior permission.