+39 Gelato Bar – Fresh Smooth Gelato But Pricey
I was told about this “cool, smooth, Italian” gelato that I just had to try.
+39 Gelato Bar located at Circular Road uses the state-of-the-art IdeaTre machine from Carpigiani, makes their gelato fresh every day, and incorporates high quality ingredients sourced both locally and from Italy.
Flavours change regularly, and you may expect Pistachio, Milo, Raspberry, Mango, Chilli Chocolate, Pineapple Lemon Basil, Chocoginger, and so other inventive additions.
There is something about gelato made fresh – there is this smoothness in its texture, you can happily let it glide down your throat. Plus, it is light yet not airy. The Pistachio gets my vote.
No added flavourings, colours, preservatives or chemical additives of any kind.
Though there are some challenges because there are no stabilisers added. The gelato already started to melt the moment it was brought from the counter to the table.
Fortunately, Chef Jacopo Quaglia served the scoops in a pre-frozen cup. So you can imagine that this would not survive well for take-away in the swaggering Singapore heat.
For my price-sensitive friends in the CBD, you may like to know that the price of 1 scoop is $7.50 (2 scoops $7.50 and 3 scoops $11.50).
My eyes popped when I noticed the bill – $11.20 for 2 scoops of gelato. Addition of Service Charge and Taxes. Sorry that I may sound miserly, but wasn’t everything almost self-service? (Maybe I would stick to Alfero.)
There was supposedly 1 topping of your choice if you dine in, but mine went M.I.A. (Probably because Chef and the PR were busy entertaining other media and bloggers when I popped by anonymously. Lol.) Remember to claim yours.
+39 Gelato Bar
No. 29 Circular Road Singapore 049385
Opening Hours: 11am – 11pm (Mon-Sat)
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