Much belated post about Gelato Messina, because I had to wait for after trials to blog about it. It was after the gruelling 3-hours-of-sitting-down-urgh maths trial that Fiona and I reckoned we needed a well-deserved snack.
And I've been following Gelato Messina's Instagram for a while (@gelatomessina - they have such awesome instaporn :) , even though I haven't actually been to their Darlinghurst store. It's one of the stores on my post-HSC 30 day food tour plan thing I had since the start of this year.
But I think they hear my plea ("...please come to Surry Hills! Please come to Surry Hills!") ahahaha jokes aside, I bet a lot of people wanted to see Gelato Messina reside in the Surry Hills. And yes, gourmet artisan gelato! So we came here on its 3rd day of existence.
Top: salted caramel with white chocolate chips - soooo damn good with those generous white chocolate bits
Bottom: ode to zeno's: light rosewater gelato with lemon and rosewater soaked brioche, pistachio crumbs and cream - interesting and fresh in the mouth
Top: yoghurt berry - that anticipated lovely fresh berry + creamy yoghurt combo everyone loves
Bottom: tiramisu - soooo much biscuit base soaked in so much rum oh yum. Slightly quoting a friend "whoever thought of mixing chocolate, coffee, rum and cake together, 4 of the best things in the world, is genius".
It's a great price, 2 scoops for $5, and they serve in waffle cones or cups. And it's quite a small store, with two tables, but on this first visit of mine, I saw a man with a familiar face on his MacBook on the 2nd table. As he left, I realised I was sitting next to the man who owned Gelato Messina!
And no, this shall not be my last time. With a walking distance of 15 minutes from school, it's great and so close! Next time I'm trying:
- SATAY - peanut butter gelato, roasted coconut, peanuts and a proper kick of spice.. For the more intrepid gelato adventurers out there.
- Molten SEXUAL CHOCOLATE lava. This flavour could well become as legendary as Number two or Pav.. Dark choc gelato, white choc fudge, freeze dried raspberries.
- The NUT JOB - custard and peanut butter gelato with pie crust and whipped cream.
AND!! Their boobie cake, ehehe. Or mornoporzione cake to be exact, so I'm guessing it's a "one portion" cake, but this cake seems better for two :)