Monday, 04 January 2010
33 Rue Masséna
06000 Nice, France
04 93 88 06 11
Tummy Points: 3.5/5
Notes: A gelato cone that's
sculped to look like a rose.
Prepared with ingredients from Italy, Amorino aims to provide high quality gelato, also called Italian ice, and sorbets
Gelato is Italy's variant of ice cream. It's ingredients are similar to ice cream but differ in portions and preparation. Ice cream is higher in fat and gelato is higher in sugar. Gelato uses more whole milk than cream and churned at a slower speed to give it a denser less airy mixture. Rather than being frozen in a continuous assembly line freezer, gelato is frozen very quickly in individual small batches in a batch freezer. Gelato's low fat content means it can only hold its peak flavor for several days but the flavor is much more rich and intense than ice cream.
Amorino's gelato was rich creamy texture, very sweet, and flavorful. I could taste the amaretto flavor through the gelato. The strawberry sorbet was very sweet, much more intense than the amaretto gelato. The ice was very fine yet its texture looked like a very light ice cream.
Amorino have as many as 24 flavors which can be ordered in 3 sizes of cones, 5 different cup sizes, or 550/1100mL take-out tubs.
In keeping with their name and logo of cupid, Amorino shapes their gelato into the shape of a rose. If you order different flavors they shape each flavor into a different petal. The good part is that it looks really pretty and definitely wins points with the girl. And, unlike most ice cream places I've been to, they don't charge more for flavors but just charge on quantity.
I enjoyed the gelato and I really liked the idea of unlimited flavors and their gelato and sorbets were good. But their prices are high compared to other gelato places nearby but about 1 EURO. I recommend visiting Amorino if you're in the neighbourhood. It's especially good on a hot summer day.