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Ice cream season is now open

grom2.jpgSpring is here! Days are longer and warmer… which means more ice cream to me.
I’m very lucky to live a short walk from one of the best ice cream makers in the world. I’m talking about Grom.
Grom is a pretty young company, started by two thirty-somethings living in Piedmont and already active on the wine scene. They noticed that there was a gap in the market — nobody applied to ice cream making the same attitude that top restaurants have with cooking: buy the best and freshest ingredients. So they started their business venture and it’s going very well. They make a delicious and extremely balanced ice cream using high quality ingredients: Guatemalan coffee, Venezuelan cocoa beans, vanilla from Madagascar, Syrian pistachios, lemons from Amalfi, hazelnuts from Piedmont… They make sorbets using just mineral water and ice cream with fresh high quality milk. Each month you can choose from about 20 flavours: some classics, a flavour of the month and a few seasonal fruit sorbets.
grom1.jpg I just love it; it tastes like nothing I have ever tried before. Not too sweet, not too intense, quite genuine I must say. One would think it’s ice cream like it used to be made, except nobody has ever put so much care and attention toward delivering a consistently good ice cream like they do. They even bought an organic farm to produce the best fruit to use in their sorbets.
There are a few shops in northern and central Italy, but they also have one on the upper west side in Manhattan.
Courtney, you should try it on your upcoming trip to NYC!

-Michela


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Antonella - Trento - Italy
April 3, 2008

…in Trento, of course, no shops…Uff….
I adore strawberries icecream and sorbets!!!
Antonella


Courtney
April 3, 2008

Mmmmm…. I’m a sucker for ice cream! This looks delicious. Makes me want to visit Milan.
I will definitely check this out in a few weeks! We’re staying in a hotel on the Upper West Side so it’s perfect! Yum!


Esther
April 3, 2008

Ohhh, I’ve been to that ice-cream place when I was visiting Michela last year, and I am SO craving it right now!


Emilie
April 4, 2008

Nobody makes ice cream like the Italians, and this sounds amazing.


Shawn
April 4, 2008

We absolutely love GROM! We first had it in Firenze and were in heaven. I thought I had seen one on the UWS and will have to head over there soon to try it. Another great place here in NYC is Il Laboratorio del Gelato which is amazing. It’s on the Lower East Side.


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