& then there were two

Well, we have been a bit in the dark over here at dolcezza, as of late, been trying to get our hands around the fact that we now have 2 stores, instead of one. This photo was taken at the very beginning of the birthing process, right after we had unloaded the crate, full of decor shipped from Argentina. All in all we are very pleased with how far we have come in a month’s time. The hardest part was not knowing the demand in Bethesda, so we didn’t know how much to produce for the day, and we do not keep any stock, so we can always serve our gelato which has been produced that very same day. So, we ran around a lot producing late at night and early in the morning trying to make sure we could open our store with 24 pans of freshly made gelati. Some days we opened with only 20 or 21 pans, which we didn’t mind, we just wanted to make sure that we had the same quality gelato in Bethesda as we did in Georgetown. So, now 4 weeks into the process, we are feeling good about our daily production and daily delivery. It has been exhaustive and sleepless but deeply satisfying.
There are many things to talk about. 1 new farmer’s market in Falls Church, sour cherries, blackberries, raspberries, black raspberries, blueberries, opal basil, apricots, peaches, plums, and we are just getting started. So, now that we are out of our little hole, feeling a little more rested and open-eyed, we will be posting some nice photos of our latest happenings.
Be seeing ya around.