Thanks Kate for a truly inspirational blog. I'm looking forward to visiting the places you've mentioned, and I can't wait to see where the best gelato in Sydney has been hiding.
Right, ChrisZ - this is for you. Gelato Messina in Darlinghurst. A tiny shop, staffed with many strapping Italian boys (one of whom always calls me 'bella principessa'
), dishing out intense flavoured gelatos in mind-bending flavours (as well as the classics).
They didn't have the pavlova ready yet (described as 'vanilla gelato with house made meringue, strawberry puree and passionfruit syrup') but we made out OK.
I tried to get all the flavours in shot, partly successful at least:
We did two rounds. Now, I try to minimise our disposable waste, we use fabric shopping bags, and I recycle my ziplock bags. But the one thing I will not budge on is having separate cups for the fruit and dairy rounds of my ice cream. I hate the flavours mingling together! I know that's persnickety, but there you have it.
First round. I had kaffir lime and white pepper - loved it, loved it, wanted to marry it. The pepper gave it a very strong kick and the kaffir lime was intensely strong. It was strong suggested to boyfriend that he consider choosing the dulce merengada - described as 'lemon-scented caramel with baked meringue'.
Second round: dulce de leche for me, tacky on the teeth it was so caramelly. Boyfriend was advised to choose 'Porky's Revenge' (for scientific purposes, you see): maple syrup gelato, pancake pieces and maple syrup and bacon pieces streaked through.
Edited by rarerollingobject, 30 July 2011 - 01:34 AM.