Grom opened the past Saturday. Due to the extensive press coverage from The NY Times, NY Magazine, amongst the plethora, it’s too tempting for me to pass up anything related to gelato. My mind is screaming, “Why aren’t you eating there yet?!” So I finally went there today. Get ready for a creamy, sugar rush…because I did.
I arrived there at 12:45 PM and they already have a line!
Most of these people are high schoolers, stroller moms, and a few shoppers who were in the neighborhood. I’m there for two reasons, one is the obvious (I want gelato) and the other was that I had an interview for a possible summer job/internship. Anyways, the line moved fairly quickly and lots of pedestrians who pass by inquired, “What’s this line for? Is it worth $5 for a small?” I wondered the same when I read this from various articles. I’m hoping I’ll be down on my knees, weeping with elated joy for that kind of price tag.
By the time I’m on the front, I’ve ordered a medium cup of gelato filled with pistachio and stracciatella. The price: $5.75, including tax, it’s $6.15. I kind of winced at that point of paying that much for a medium that looks like a small.
Well, I got to admit it’s worth spending for. The pistachio is SOO GOOD! The pistachio flavor tasted so fresh with a concentrated roasted pistachio flavor. Not at all artificial. It’s smooth, not cloyingly sweet, über creamy, and dense.
The stracciatella, which is basically a combination of a sweet cream gelato mixed in with Valhrona chocolate chunks, is good but I wasn’t as happy as the pistachio. I should have thought it out a bit more on the flavor combo.
For some crazy, insane reason I went back on line and actually got myself another cup of gelato. Yup, I’m a gelato maniac and I didn’t even get to eat a real lunch either. I have issues…
Anyways, for my second round I got a small cup with gianduja (hazelnut and chocolate flavor) and Luna Rossa ($4.75, plus tax).
The gianduja is really intensely flavored with roasted hazelnuts and chocolate. The texture is still creamy, dreamy, and decadent. Gah, I want more! The Luna Rossa was a delicate gelato that is made of sweet cream and flavored with raspberries. Posso avere alcuni più? (Can I have more?, in Italian)
I officially love Grom for all their gelato goodness or should I say gelato heaven? I just hope that if I do get the job that I’ve just been interviewed, could resist the temptation of getting a cup or cone of gelato every single day as long as I work there before I’ll certainly gain weight and drain out my paycheck.
New York, NY 10024