Ice cream holds a special place in my heart. It was one of the first places that I was invited to review. That was a great experience even if Mantovani 1946 is no more.
In these days of lockdown, imagine my excitement when I heard that a gelato store was opening within walking distance of me. I would no longer have the physical impediment (my laziness to walk, given that I can’t drive and we aren’t supposed to take public transport) as an excuse not to give in to my craving for fat and sugar. If that seems a bit contrived, it is because I am trying to draw a positive slant on life. Everything is great! Fantastic! To quote a particular loud politician, I can have my cake and eat it!
Gelato, la dolce vita and stracciatella. These were rather good. The stracciatella was deliciously smooth with gems of chocolate hidden inside. The la dolce vita is a new flavour of gelato, creamy and moreish. Rich and succulent, an ice cream worth having again.
After demolishing this treat, I stood back for a bit to ponder. Sure, many restaurants are closed now, the sit down dinner scene seems to be on its last legs. Chances to explore gastronomical delights are sadly curtailed. Yet, perhaps that means I can sample all of the flavours on offer, guilt free. With all that is going on, got to enjoy some little luxuries in life.
A quiet eating 8/10.
Two scoops in a cone was about GBP5 excluding service.
London E14 5AH