The Gelato Master
I wonder what it takes to be a “Master Gelato Maker”?
Melbourneyum.com go’s in deep with Lygon Streets premier Master Gelato Maker “Alessio Tavella”, who is in the current employ of the award winning café “Brunetti“.
What Is Gelato?
Gelato! the Italian word for ice-cream, although similar to the American style ice-
cream, differs slightly, for starters it uses more milk and less cream, it’s usually
lower in fat and is also sweeter. Unlike its cousin Ice-cream, gelato’s base is churned at a
lower speed decreasing the amount of air introduced into the base, further reduction of air
is evident in the freezing portion of its manufacture, thus creating its thicker
consistency. The gelato is also stored and served in a warmer environment, when these factors are combined, we are provided with a mouth-feel that has the cool palpable and distinct flavor, which gelato is well known for.
Melbourneyum.com was very excited and honored when Italian Master Gelato Maker “Alessio Tavella” decided join forces in gelato collaboration, giving us the opportunity to create our very own signature flavor donned the Melbourneyum.
We started by requesting “Rose Cream” as the base as it is a very unique flavor, and we also asked if the gelato could have visual decoration on the outer surface representing the “Rose Cream” flavor on the inner, Alessio came up with the design of beautiful rose pieces for its exterior.Our vision laid out and Alessio’s Master Gelato making skills at the ready, we set out
to create a collaboration for the entirety of Melbourne, I could see this was going to be one hell of a ride.
Melbourneyum & Alessio Tavella collaboration Limited Edition gelato will be available to purchase from “Brunetti”on Lygon from this Friday the 4th of March and in stock for two weeks make sure you get your hands on some!!
Its impossible to form into words the manifestation of a god inside gelato,but let me tell you one thing I have tried a lot of ice-creams & gelato and I mean a lot.The quality of this creamy flavor fest is sooo good it’s criminal or should I say “would turn me criminal” for when I spooned the first mouthful of the pistachio into my mouth it licked my imagination like a velvet tongue,capturing an ultra smooth and intricate flavor that comes from within the sweet accents of the stachio nut.I kept telling myself just one more spoonful and then I’ll stop or I may need to admit myself to Sweetaholics Anonymous but the game of cat and mouse had just begun, no sooner had I finished the Pistachio Gelato I felt a sense of vulnerability akin to the final boss confrontation on a computer game
….yet another devilish gelato concoction was staring back at me with its deep…dark … brown eyes (Bacio),paused and ready to attack.At this point I was wondering who was going to consume whom. This particular gem attacked me from the tactile position with many textures for my sensors to latch onto, this being the Baci nucleus, the “coup de grace”of rich chocolate which held my attention long enough to finish me off for good.
There are numerous flavor options and you can find them all at the link >here<
To refrain from diverging any spoiler content regarding the collaboration,I will let you find out for yourself how great the “Melbourneyum Gelato” with our photoshoot of this indulgent treat.
Enter our competition on Instagram!! to win two of these “Limited Edition” gelato treats for yourself or to share with a friend 🙂
I highly recommend you reconsider “Brunetti“ for not only being the best establishment for coffee and cake but also the go zone for Lygon streets Gelato.So be adventurous!And treat yourself to a journey through the culinary landscape that is the heart of “Brunetti” where you’ll find Alessio’s cryo gold.
Interview with Alessio
This is our exclusive one on one interview with “Alessio Tavella” about this hardworking and creative Gelato Master.
To find the Melbourneyum-Alessio collaboration at Brunetti look for the Gelato fridge located at the front of Brunetti or kindly ask at the counter for the Melbournyum Gelato!Leave a comment and tell us what you thought of it ,we’d love to hear.
Well we must say “molte grazie!” and “arrivederci!”to Alessio Tavella—
Check out all of “Alessio Tavella” creations yourself @brunetticafe
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