Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Going (Metro)West for Gelato and Crêpes

Ciao, fans outside Boston city center – we’re expanding westward – to Wellesley and Natick to welcome a pair of delizioso additions to KangoGift: The Gelato Café in Wellesley Center and Melt Gelato & Crêpe Café at the Natick Mall.

We all know we can take food lessons from the Italians, and that’s true when it comes to frozen desserts. For you novices in gelato, the Italian version of ice cream is good-like-nothing-you’ve-had-before creaminess in traditional and natural flavors like Hazelnut, Pistachio, Biscotti, Amaretto, Lemon, Fruits, as well as modern takes like Double Dutch Chocolate, Dark Rum, Peanut Butter, Caramel Brownie, and Key Lime Pie. With lower butterfat content, gelato is less solidly frozen than American ice cream, making it smooth and surprisingly dense in flavor and texture.

Sure, Italy’s got the Coloseum, Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Puccini. But could gelato be its real national treasure? Foodies swear by this as the best ice cream in the world, and Kango thinks back to his own jaunt through Venice and Rome, hopping into cozy gelaterias on a quest to taste (and be delighted by) one flavor after another.

Now, without waiting to cross the Atlantic, we’ve got two outstanding options to enjoy gelato, not to mention crêpes (Thank you, France!). The Gelato Café is your full dessert stop in Wellesley, with sorbet, chocolate, espresso and organic coffee (and free Wi-Fi) also on the menu. Over at the Natick Mall, Melt Gelato & Crêpe Café is a good excuse to take a break from putting that dent in your credit card and to indulge in some low-cost treats like sweet or savory crêpes, paninis, and lots of frozen goodness. Buon appetito!

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