If you remembered my first day in Paris post (seen here), Amorino’s gelati (gelati = plural of gelato) were awesome. Creamy, dreamy, intensely flavorful and dense, like gelato should be. I was lucky to get a sneak preview of Amorino and its offerings earlier this afternoon.
Amorino is opening its first U.S. location tomorrow, Thursday, June 2nd. The seating area is quite spacious and bright – a long mahogany brown, leather banquette and two communal tables with stools that seats about 6-8 people each.
The store is making their gelati and sorbets in-house everyday and uses the highest quality ingredients from organic eggs, Tonda e Gentile Hazelnuts from the Piemonte region of Italy and Alphonso Mangoes from India, etc. The gelato is available in three cone sizes and five different cup sizes. Amorino’s signature rose shape allows guests to choose as many flavors as desired in any size. In addition to their vast selection, Amorino will also serve focaccina, a specialty Italian creation of warm brioche filled with a choice of gelato.
I’ve tried a few of their gelato and sorbet offerings (seen above) and it transported me back to Paris. Beyond my personal memories, the gelato and sorbets taste like what the flavor should be. For example for the tri-colored cone: it contained the Alphonso mango sorbet which tasted like I was biting into the pure flesh of this sweet, succulent, buttery textured mango; the raspberry sorbet tasted like fresh ripened raspberries and the Sicilian pistachio gelato was dense, nutty and buttery. All done in a beautiful rose-like shape. It is almost too pretty to eat.
For something great for us New Yorkers, Amorino will be giving away free gelato and sorbets from 4 to 7 PM tomorrow! If you haven’t been to Paris (or other European countries where they have a shop) for their gelato, I highly suggest you to stop by.
For more photos of this gelateria, please scroll through my slideshow below: