What do you do on a hot summer eve? Head somewhere to get gelato! That's what the family decided to do. Since Nudo Gelateria was only 10 blocks away, the husband and older one rode their bikes, while I drove with the younger. Got there at 6:45pm and it was pleasantly surprised with what was done with the previous Bobalicious space. Seating for 8 at 4 tables. 2 cold cases, one housing the gelato and sorbet and another housing pastries from Modern Pastry. A fridge with Italian drink (Pellegrino, etc.)s. All nicely thought out. Warm colors throughout, make it inviting.
The favors of gelato and sorbet were numerous. I literally just stared. They had 8 sorbets: lemon, strawberry, peach (my husband and older shared those flavors), coconut, and 3 others that escape my mind. There were twice the number of gelato flavors with traditional ones like hazelnut, stracciatella, zabrione and unusual ones like their Nudo flavor (marcapone, espresso and chocolate) and biscotti. My younger and I shared a panna cotta gelato and it was good to the last scoop, as echoed by the whole family. Perhaps a little more creamy than traditional gelato, but not coyingly sweet like ice cream. The milky flavor of panna cotta came through and the simple flavor shined, leaving a slight milky mouth flavor.
I tried my husband's and older's sorbets and I just wanted to steal the cups from them! I am not a sorbet lover by any stretch, but these sorbets were clean tasting and (again) not overly sweet. Just the right amount of tang to lemon and the peachy goodness came through in the peach. The strawberry was sublime. Literally like eating frozen microspheres of the fruit! My Argentine husband loves Nudo and has declared their gelato/sorbet rivals anything he's had at home. And they make great gelato in Argentina.
I will be back with my older to try their sandwiches, including sweet paninis! My older is already plotting her next flavor!
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