A huge congratulations goes out to Cristina, whose lucky entry #124 won her that amazing Chef’n gift set! Another thank you goes out to the kind folks at Chef’n for sponsoring such a lovely giveaway!
And now I’d like to show you something… and I hope you are sitting down because this one will knock you off your feet.
Three words: Maple. Bacon. Gelato.
Brought to you by the power of twitter.
You see, I posted something on Twitter a while back about Taylor watching a TV show about nothing but bacon and pancakes. Because he watches things like that. Not long thereafter, I got a reply from Nashville’s own gelato maker, Noel of Bravo Gelato, telling us we must try their Maple Bacon flavor. Um, yes please?
For those curious (and I didn’t know this before Saturday, either), but the difference between gelato and ice cream is the air and the fat content. Ice cream is mostly cream based (meaning more fat), and is chock full of air. Like 80% air. What a rip off. Gelato, on the other hand, is milk based rather than cream, and is made in such a way that there is very little air in the final product. Hence the extremely smooth and creamy texture that doesn’t leave you thirsty afterwords (does that mean you can eat more?).
In other words, gelato is the bomb.
Not only that, but I think Noel knew his audience well (ie: food bloggers), because his case was stocked with all the boozy goodness you could imagine. I’m talking Yazoo Stout gelato, Cinnamon Bourbon, Apricot Chardonnay, Bailey’s Irish Cream, and Strawberry Champagne (actually Prosecco if you want to be nit-picky). Delicious indeed.
I totally wanted to turn this into a recipe post, and pile a giant scoop of this stuff on top of some waffles or french toast for breakfast. Too bad it didn’t last long enough to do that. Oops. But trust me when I say we enjoyed every bite.
I always love supporting homegrown Nashville businesses, especially ones as creamy and delicious as Bravo Gelato. If you’re in the area, stop by their shop in Green Hills. They also sell specialty flavors to some area restaurants as well. And a huge thank you to Noel for making us feel like a kid in a candy ice cream shop! We had a blast!