Friday, April 17, 2009

Friday, April 17th - 218 Flavours of Gelato and Ice Cream

On the way home from a Goorin sample sale, we stopped at a Vancouver landmark of sorts. On the corner of Venables and 1st. Pink awning and pink building side. You can't miss it.

It has 218 flavours on site and is made locally. They have a building across the road with a little parking lot and tables. The cones must be purchased first and you're given a colour coded poker chip. 4$ single, 6$ double and 8$ triple. Watching the scooping, the single is the best deal. We both got doubles. Well, I got them for us because I dragged D to the sample sale. It's 2$ extra for a chocolate dipped waffle cone. The waffle cones are made right in the parlour.

You're allowed to try whatever and D did!

Amongst the tastings were:

  1. Wasabi
  2. Fig and nut
  3. Basil and pernod
  4. Death by Mango
  5. Chocolate ginger
  6. Chocolate Montego (rum)
  7. Chocolate English toffee
  8. Coffee Crisp
  9. Fig and lemon zest
  10. Frangelico with chocolate shavings
  11. Chocolate fudge
  12. Pumpkin and walnut
  13. .... and a few more that escape me.

We also saw but didn't try:

  1. Durian
  2. Garlic
  3. Saffron
  4. Rubarb Pie
  5. all the cheesecakes
  6. all the standards
  7. Chocolate brownie
  8. Oreo
  9. Mint Oreo
  10. all the sorbets
  11. Cinnamon
  12. Cinnamon coffee
  13. Dulce de leche
  14. Dutch chocolate
  15. and on and on
I had a scoop of the Walnut and Pumpkin and Fig and Lemon Zest. D had a scoop of Chocolate Fudge and Basil Pernod. Sooo delicious and fresh. You can clearly taste in the flavours like ginger and basil that it is made from solid real ingredients. Families were streaming in and out with their kids and locals stopping in for the regular. Wonderful.
La Casa Gelato
1033 Venables Street
Vancouver, B.C.
V6A 3R9
7 on 7 maples

Course now D's full so we're going to post pone the poached sole we planned. I offered to buy dinner but he said that wasn't the point :-D. So we'll have soup later. I'm making some Leek Quinoa to have with my soup. No boullion this time. Just pepper, 1/4 t salt and 1/2 c leek and 1/4 c quinoa.

Soup, I'm going to have the Sunchoke and Leek from the other night. D is full from the below.

We're having a bit of a Cheese Board while hanging out.

Little Qualicum Cheese works blue and Ridge Crest Dairy fresh chive and garlic.

Claire Bleu blue cheese, Fresh chive Neufchatel, cornichon, pickled onions, olives and Mary's Rice and Grain crackers. D didn't like the crackers he bought from Choices. I loved them. They were rice crackers with poppy seed, sesame seeds and other grain. He thought they were wheat. Oh well. I like em. :-D I prefer the blue cheese to the new cheese so I'm clearly bogarting the lovely local blue cheese I bought at the Wise Hall Farmer's market last week. mmmmm
Catena was later in the evening. MMMMMM

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