26 minutes ago
New gelateria alert 🚨
If anyone is PASSIONE-ate for some good Italian gelato, then head on down to this new gelateria in Downtown Vancouver, located by @parqvancouverbc
📷: Matcha & Crema Boccarossa double scoop on charcoal waffle cone @passionegelatoyvr
Congratulations to @passionegelatoyvr, now into its fourth day of opening 🎉
If you're familiar with Bella Gelateria, you will recognize their iconic scooping style, such as the side-to-side double scoop (rather than top-bottom arrangement) as seen in the photo. That's because the owner of @passionegelatoyvr, Maestro Salvatore Boccarossa, has been working alongside the world famous Vancouver Gelato Maestro James Coleridge for many years, first at Bella Gelateria then at Uno Gelateria. They met at the world renowned Carpigiani Gelato University in Italy, and have been working together since, in making the best gelato.
Passione Gelateria serves both gelato and coffee. Currently on the menu, there are 11 gelato flavours, including a few vegan choices (swipe to see the menu). All gelato are made in-house. After having sampled all the flavours, I must say the quality and taste are quite good. The gelato is smooth and creamy, and most were intense in flavour. The most memorable was the Lemon.....if you're a fan, go give this a try, very tart and tangy.
I have a few favourites including the matcha, earl grey tea, bronte pistachio, crunchy chocolate, and dark shock.
The matcha gelato is made with premium matcha from @whiskmatchayvr. It's not a sweet one, but rather has an astringent taste that is not overly bitter. You can totally tell it's matcha!
The Crema Boccarossa gelato is named after the owner. It features a light custard infused with vanilla, lemon zest, and @milanoroasters coffee beans.
The gelato is served in your choice of cups or waffle cones (regular or charcoal). It's good to know that waffle cones does not cost extra. A pro tip that the ice cream does melt fast, so if "camera eats first", you better be quick with the shots!
📍: 55 Smithe Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 0R3
⏲: Sun to Thu 11 am-10 pm; Fri & Sat 11 am-11 pm
. at Passione Gelato