Sunday, November 09, 2008
Most Philadelphians would agree that Capogiro crafts and serves some of the richest and most uniquely flavored gelato in the city. I count Capogiro among the handful of places that out of town guests simply must visit when they visit me in Philly. These recent cups of creamy goodness came from a visit to Capogiro with my friend Gina, who has spent the past four years in Europe doing the graduate school thing and is therefore well schooled in gelato as well as arts management. Whenever possible Capogiro uses locally grown fresh produce and herbs in their concoctions and have made over 350 flavors to date.
Gina and I decided to divide and conquer, each choosing two different flavors to squeeze into our small cups and then share, thereby sampling a diverse selection. I suggest dining out with friends like this whenever possible and avoid eating with those who don't like to share in such a manner, they're selfish. Anyway, this cup shows the Saigon Cinnamon and Vanilla.
Many many creative flavors are available at Capogiro, and the menu offerings change daily. The above cup is filled with Cappuccino as well as Macadamia Nut. Sometimes you can be craving a flavor and it won't be available at any of the Capogiro locations. Make sure to bookmark their Daily Flavor List if you have your heart set on a particular flavor, but don't be afraid to just pop in and ask for a taste, you might be surprised by combinations like Beet & Orange or Creamy Cashew.
119 S. 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
117 South 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103