Sunday, April 13, 2008
Opening yesterday for the start of ice-cream season on the corner of Carmine and Bleeker, Grom was celebrating their grand opening with free gelato all day. This is significant because Grom is the most expensive ice-cream store in NYC and with some reason. They use imported high quality ingredients from Italy in much of their creamy gelato as well as the top machinery to produce their product. Pistachio, tiramisu, chocalate with Ecuadorian chocalate and cinnamon with "regina" cinnamon from sri lanka are some examples. The flavor of the month is bacio a chocalatey concoction with pieces of imported hazelnuts- perfetto! The fragola or strawberry had an authentic strawberry taste and creamy consistency. I have eaten many flavors uptown and they are all top of the line in terms of taste. The cones are not out of a box and have a nice bite and crunch. The store serves a little biscuit with their gelati- which is very European style. All this yumminess costs 4.75 for a small cone or cup and $5.75 for a medium cup or cone. Uptown swallowed these prices pretty readily, let's see if downtown follows suit.