“We haven’t gone to get gelato yet,” Elliott said randomly over dinner the other night. “The gelateria has been open for the season for a few weeks now.”
My ears perked right up. He was talking about gelato? In our house, I am definitely the sweets person. This was wonderful!
“Would you like to walk there after dinner?”
The gelateria in our town is just a 10-minute walk from our house. This, in my experience, is just the right distance to digest your dinner, take in the town, and prepare your taste buds for the deliciousness ahead. The owner and his wife know us after our
frequent daily trips there with our many visitors last summer. If you’ll pardon my pun, life just seems sweeter in this cold world when you’re friends with the owner of a gelateria.
^^^ Pistachio and chocolate, my old standard.
This last photo is from Instagram, so the quality isn’t the best, but it was too good not to share. At first Lena was distraught that she didn’t get her own cone, but when she saw how liberally we shared with her, she changed her strategy. The child ate more gelato than dinner that night!
Do you have a favorite ice cream store — or, if you’re lucky, a gelato shop — in your town? What’s your favorite flavor? Once I’ve gotten my fill of pistachio and chocolate, I like to move on to pure Nutella gelato… it’s life changing.