|ananas (pineapple) and fragola (strawberry) gelato ~ June 2010
Finally a true weekend off. I've been on at work for 5 straight weekends. What am I doing tonight to kick it off? Russell Peters is in town at Humphrey's by the Bay and I got tickets for a birthday present to EHK. We'll be enjoying an evening with one of our favorite comedians and hopefully indulge in tasty food finds the rest of the weekend!
Last summer when my sister and I were in Seattle, we discovered a gelato shop that we ended up falling in love with and visiting every night we stayed there. Its the closest thing to the velvety frozen crack I found when I studied in Italy a few years ago. They do carry this gelato at some restaurants and grocery stores but its nothing like going to a shop and being faced with the visual challenge of picking from the myriad of flavors. They all call out wanting to be sampled and it doesn't help that I want to sample all of them.
I was super thrilled to find that they have a shop in Coronado so I wouldn't have to hop on a plane to get the same experience. I'm a little confused with the sign though and haven't gotten a chance to ask the shopkeeper about the disconnect. Its called Nado Gelato on the outside but they do indeed carry Bottega Italiana Gelato inside as well as Chuao Chocolates. Oh well... I'll still be coming back as long as the sell the same gelato. I'm aslo a big fan of the location. Its like across the street from the Hotel Del so it makes the perfect stop for a lovely date. Gelato, a walk around the hotel grounds and beach... I'm sold!
|Nado Gelato/Bottega Italiana ~ Coronado, CA ~ June 2010
What got me hooked was the kiwi flavor. It's not overpoweringly sweet and its got that little eye twitching tang like fresh kiwis do (well they make my eyes twitch a little). No kiwi when we visited early last month so I got pineapple and strawberry. Super smooth and bursting with flavor. EHK got the coffee flavor. He's a junkie for coffee anything but ended up stealing some of my gelato since we both agreed that mine was way tastier.
|caffe (coffee) gelato ~ June 2010
Nado Gelato/ Bottega Italiana