L’arte del Gelato

By grace.g.yang ยท December 18, 2009
Under: Chelsea,Desserts,My Life

While we were waiting in line for the Iron Chef America taping, Lou and I got hungry and decided to get some gelato at L’arte del Gelato. They set up shop in a little open area shop by the 10th Avenue entrance of Chelsea Market and we were just staring at it while we waited in line for an hour to get upstairs to the kitchen stadium. L’arte del Gelato’s flavors:


They are SUPER SUPER SUPER strict about their sampling policy – TWO samples per person and you either buy something or move along. Lou and I were taking turns with our samples and discussing which ones we should try because we only had four chances. After our second sample, the lady behind the counter incorrectly informed us that we only had ONE sample left…as if she was really busy and needed to help other people in line (we were literally the only people in the area). After we told her we still had two samples left, she got mad and told us that we were wrong, but we showed her our spoons and she finally relented. Does a tiny spoonful of gelato really matter THAT MUCH?! We ended up going with Mochaccino and panna cotta:


Both gelatos flavors were good, but the gelato melted so quickly it was like we were drinking cold soup, not eating spoonfuls of rich and creamy gelato. It was a quick treat since we were waiting in line for the Iron Chef taping, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to get gelato from L’arte del Gelato in the future.

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