From the Inbox: Chicago included in Gelato Festival America Tour
Just a bit of foodie news worth sharing. Sounds like a delicious event! Get your tickets early at a discount!
Last year, 50 gelato makers competed with unique gelato flavors to produce over 13,500 pounds of gelato to the delight of over 40,000 visitors and 150 gelato professionals who were present at the Festival in 2017. With the growth of Gelato Festival America, over 100,000 people are expected to attend the 2018 edition.
This year, the Festival will tour eight cities in the US including:
In the United States, the purpose of the Gelato Festival runs much deeper than just the taste bud-tingling flavor combinations found only in artisan Italian gelato and sorbet. Gelato Festival America is reflective of the boom of Italian style and culture in the United States in fashion, film, music, and food ‹ Versace, Call Me By Your Name, Andrea Bocelli, and, of course, gelato. According to Daniele Palazzoni, General Manager of Gelato Festival America, ³After the huge success all over Europe, and our first edition of the Gelato Festival in the USA in 2017, we realize that Americans really do love gelato ‹ maybe even more than ice cream. It is our goal to make certain that every American gets to taste what real Italian gelato is like and to spread the culture of artisan Italian gelato throughout the world¹s largest consumer market for frozen desserts, focusing on the higher quality of this product compared to all others. Together, with the best gelato industry players, we will help artisans and chefs build their own successes in the United States market. With more stops on our tour over the next years, we will be visiting a city near you, obviously with the best gelato ever.²
Strategic Partner: Carpigiani ‹ Carpigiani Corporation has been serving the foodservice market since 1946, as the leading manufacturer of gelato equipment in the world. In the US Carpigiani hosts the Frozen Dessert University, providing unparalleled professional education on frozen desserts for future gelato entrepreneurs. In 2012, they founded the Gelato Museum, one of the ³coolest² museums in the world, dedicated to the history of gelato.