Gelato World Tour!

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Austin (April 30, 2014) – Two weeks before its North America debut, the Gelato World Tour is pleased to announce the 16 elite gelato flavors to compete for the first ever North American Title May 9-11 at Republic Square in Austin, TX.  The Gelato World Tour is a competition and celebration of the ART of FROZEN DESSERTS and has already visited Rome, Valencia, Melbourne and Dubai.

The top 16 gelato flabors in North America were selected by premier chef Damian Mandola and the most expert writer in artisan gelato, Luciana Polliotti.  The gelato artisans’ names and their shop’s names and locations are as follows:

  • Salted Pecan with Montmorency Tart Cherries & Tahitian Vanilla by James Coleridge and Salvatore Boccarossa of Bella Gelateria, Vancouver, Canada
  • Raspberry Beet by Baron W. Von Gottsacker of Bend Spoon Gelato, Sheboygan, WI
  • Goat Cheese Cashew Caramel by Jessica Oloroso of Black Dog Gelato, Chicago, IL
  • Fior di Bronte – pure Sicilian Pistachio by Josh Collier of Cafe Dolce Gelato, Houston, TX
  • Maple Brown Butter Pecan by Carmen Angelo Ricciardi of Carmen’s Gelato, Anchorage, AK
  • La Grande Bellezza – The Great Beauty (Avacado Basil) by Silvia Bertolazzi of Carpe Diem! Gelato-Expresso Bar, Lafayette, LA
  • Bananas Foster by Elizabeth McCleary of Devine Gelateria & Cafe, Sacramento, CA
  • Chocolate Stout Beer with Carmel Crunch by Kimberly Zanni of Gelato di Babbo, Lititz, PA
  • Sweet G’s Candied Bacon by Denise Kulisz & Gabriele Scarponi of Sweet Ginger’s Gelato, Fort Myers, FL
  • Carmastachio by Stephen Hovis of Nucci’s Gelato, Franklin, TN
  • Rich Chocolate, Dark Rum & Wild Cherry by Tammy Giuliani of Stella Luna Gelato Cafe, Ontario, Canada
  • Texan Kulfi by Jasmine Chida of Sweet Cup Artisan Gelato & Expresso, Houston, TX
  • Chocolate Orange Liqueur by Peter Miller of Tazzina di Gelato, Tucson, AZ
  • Nuts by Matthew Lee of TEO, Austin, TX
  • Turtle by Mary Stanley of The Turtle Gelateria, Brownwood, TX
  • Profumi di Sicilia by Stefano Versace & Francisco Blanco of Versace Gelateria Italiana & Gourmet, Doral, FL


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