I'm very excited about a new product offering we'll be debuting in Reston when we get open. The Fraisier Tort. It's like Strawberry Shortcake grew up and went to finishing school in Italy. Fresh strawberries line the mold and are then surrounded by freshly made Creme Diplomat, which is pastry cream and whipped cream. Two [...]
Wow - We are so excited to get going at our new location at the Wiehle Avenue Metro - Reston Urban POP. We have a great kiosk to start selling our artisanal gelato and pastries. We're moving equipment in this Wednesday and we hope to be open soon.We'll be able to feature 10 gelato flavors, a case [...]
We're very excited to announce the opening of our first location at the Reston Station Metro. It's the Urban POP location at the Wiehle Ave. metro stop on the new Silver Line. We will feature 10 fresh gelato flavors each day as well as fresh pastries made in our kitchen. Everything we make is from [...]
Many thanks to the McLean Rotary for hosting their annual Chocolate Festival last weekend. I brought a full case of chocolate gelato, but we sold out in under 4 hours. I'll be better prepared next year!
We're so excited that it's Meyer Lemon season again. Meyer Lemons are a smaller, thinner skinned version of the common lemon. They are sweeter than regular lemons and have a faint scent of bay leaf, in my opinion, which gives them a more complex flavor. In addition to making sorbetto from them, my Meyer Lemon [...]
While we still have some more permitting to do, we are letting you know that our popular Torta di Cioccolata alle Mandorle will be available for sale soon. We can deliver this to you in the Washington DC metro market and it ships well enough nationally.We start with fresh California Almonds and crunchy amaretti cookies [...]
Well, it takes about 54 pounds of Philadelphia Cream Cheese to make enough gelato for the several thousand attendees to the World Gelato Tour in Boulder, CO last weekend. I landed in Boulder wednesday evening and proceeded to acquire the necessary ingredients. About 20 boxes of graham crackers, 10 pounds of butter, an entire shopping [...]
After some weeks of effort and, I hope, improvement, we are unveiling our flavor that will compete at the World Gelato Tour in Boulder, CO next week. It is Strawberry Cheesecake Crumble. A rich velvety Philadelphia Cream Cheese gelato with a poached Strawberry variegata made from fresh strawberries. We also bake graham cracker crust and [...]
I learned a few days ago that I have been selected to compete at the World Gelato Tour in Boulder, CO September 29 to October 1. My artisanal flavor is Strawberry Cheesecake Crumble. Working on it this week in the test kitchen.