Our Pistacchio gelato has always been one of those flavors that I was never fully satisfied with. I went through a million tweaks, fine tunes and experiments, trying different proportions of pistacchios, different roast times, etc. I could never quite arrive at the right flavor or texture. Well, this endless search has finally ended. It is one of those things that happens to you as you go deeper and deeper into something, as we continue to do into the art of gelato making, kinda like the further in you go, the bigger it gets.
Pistacchio di Bronte, known to be the best pistacchio in the world. They are the Smeraldo variety of pistacchio, which are harvested on the rugged slopes of Mt Etna in Bronte, Sicily every two years, as the pistacchio produces fruit one year and rests the next. The flavor is earthy, nutty and intense, and mixing it with our cream, milk and sugar leaves a beautiful creamy texture that goes beyond my possibility of description.
Pistacchio di Bronte, ineffable, luxurious, mature, smoky and smooth. Not to be missed, and might I add, goes beautiful with our Chocolate Amargo gelato.