A Trip Around the World: Gelato Sandwiches at Piccolina
It’s hard to think of a time in 2021 when sandwiches weren’t having a “moment” in Melbourne. That moment continues – with a gelato-fied spin – at one of the city’s favourite gelaterias this spring.
Over eight weeks from September 24, different members of Piccolina’s multicultural family will showcase their heritage – and gelato-making prowess – with a one-week-only gelato sandwich. Expect creamy creations inspired by Italy, Greece, Romania, France, Argentina, Colombia, India and Indonesia.
Each gelato sandwich will be available for a week (or until sold out) in Collingwood, Richmond, Hawthorn and St Kilda; the CBD stores are closed during lockdown.
The full line-up:
September 24–30: Italy
Tiramisu – mascarpone gelato, zabaglione cream, Kahlúa-and-coffee-soaked savoiardi biscuits, dark-chocolate glaze, cocoa
October 1–7: Greece
Baklava – crema gelato, baklava layer, clove, vanilla and chocolate-orange ganache, milk-chocolate glaze
October 8–14: Romania
Sour-cherry sorbet, chocolate sponge, green walnut-brandy ganache, milk-chocolate-walnut glaze, gold dust
October 15–21: France
Hazelnut gelato, hazelnut dacquoise, Baileys-and-dark-chocolate ganache, 70 per cent dark-chocolate glaze (gluten-free)
October 22–28: Argentina
Dulce de leche gelato, salted-caramel almonds, crisp chocolate meringue, dark-rum-caramel ganache, dark-chocolate glaze (gluten-free)
October 29–November 4: Colombia
Lulo gelato, limonaria sable, aguardiente ganache, white-chocolate-and-cashew glaze
November 5–11: India
Pistachio kulfi, mango jam, nankhatai cookie, white-chocolate-and-roasted-pistachio glaze
November 12–18: Indonesia
Coconut gelato with jackfruit pieces, palm-sugar ganache, vanilla wafer, white-chocolate-and-toasted-coconut glaze (gluten-free)