I was extremely excited to see an Amorino ice cream shop open up on King's Road near our house in London. Always a favorite of mine in Paris when I go,
the two founding brothers, since 2002, have opened up several other shops in addition to the ones in Paris,
including London and New York City. Plenty of room upstairs to chat with friends, or grab a book to read in some quiet time.
Its logo, the distinctive cherub (this one with ice cream)
is found throughout the store.
All sorts of chocolates and sweets are available to tempt you
with choices of sugar coated flowers and berries, fruit pastilles, and crystallized fruits and seeds. Makes such a lovely gift,
and there are also lollipops for the young at heart.
The chocolate sauce looked divine,
and the sweet balsamic vinegar is one of their trademarks.
So what would you order if you were there--focaccina: soft brioche bread filled with ice cream of your choice? Waffles with ice cream are also on the menu.
Since it was such a cold day, the 10 flavors of hot chocolate were very tempting,
so Cristen opted for a thick cuppa chocolate topped with whipped cream.
I couldn't pass on the homemade gelato al natural, with no artificial flavors
and so many flavors to choose from.
I decided to have the stracciatella and chocolate amorino, which the waitress fashioned
into their distinctive rose petal shape. Somehow being pretty and tasting pretty make for an even more fabulous taste sensation.
So what are you drooling for?