Yum, unique and local! Nole and I had the pleasure of visiting DC-based gelato company, Dolci Gelati. We brought along photographer Brian Tropiano, and let me tell you it was a most delicious walk through. Desserts are a key part and a perfect ending to any wedding meal. Beyond traditional wedding cakes, more and more couples are looking for fun and unique dessert options. It doesn’t get more fun than a dessert bar with custom created gelato flavors, or more unique than a signature cocktail made with blended gelato!
We talked with Dolci Gelati‘s chef and owner, Gianluigi. We got to see his chilly kitchen where he creates different flavors and develops recipes. And, of course, we taste tested his handiwork. Mint chocolate chip, cookies and cream, peppermint (my favorite), peach, vanilla ginger, chocolate almond, raspberry…I stopped keeping track!
Gianluigi and Shelia mixed us up a few cocktails by folding the gelato in with different drink bases. They made us a grapefuit campari gin fiz! You could easily use the gelato to create a one-of-a-kind signature cocktail for your wedding. For example, if you wanted to make a Mojito, Dolci Gelati could custom create a lime mint gelato just for you. Mix it with rum and presto: signature cocktail! How about a Kir Royal with cassis sorbet, or a bellini with peach sorbet?!
Photo credits: Brian Tropiano Photography