Thursday, October 25, 2012

L'Arte Del Gelato

L'Arte Del Gelato has the reputation for being one of the best gelaterias in New York.  This may well be the case, but I have always been unimpressed by their chocolate offerings.

I was walking by the other day with a friend, and she wanted some pumpkin gelato.  I decided to give the place another try, so we split a cup down the middle with pumpkin and dark chocolate sorbet.  My prior opinions were confirmed.

never judge a book by its cover, even if if that cover looks really delicious
Can't complain about the appearance -- it certainly looks chocolatey
It's not that the sorbet is bad.  It's just that it faces an uphill battle of a super chocolatey appearance and a stellar reputation.  But when you bite in, it's merely good.  I've had the milk chocolate gelato version as well, and it's the same.  This sorbet not super sweet, which is good, but usually that would mean that the sugar is replaced by more chocolate.  Here, the taste is, as usual, not chocolatey enough.  It's as if they replaced the sugar from most sorbets with extra ice.

Bottom Line:  Good quality ingredients, but just not tasty enough.

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