Saturday, 25 August 2012

Gelato Messina - Surry Hills

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.


My choices:
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

Fiona's choices
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 :)

Haha, as you can see, I always love going for the wacky awesome flavours!  Because they didn't get voted "Best Gelato in Australia" for no reason!
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4 comments:

  1. Satay is no more... but try the Nut Job if it is still avail. And have you tried the pandan.... OMG

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  2. LOVE gelato messina! such awesome flavours!

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  3. Wow, this place looks amazing. Dying to try their salted caramel ice cream - good choice!

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  4. Have you tried RivaReno gelato in further up Crown St near Oxford - it is amazing & so much more natural tasting! I'm converted!!

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