1,2,3,4,5 - Cinque Sapori at Chicho Gelato
Chicho Gelato has their own store in Northbridge, that resembles a late night bar. One of their coolest features is chocolate on tap. A gushing waterfall of ambrosia that solidifies once it comes in contact with ice-cream. Not just any ol' chocolate either the chocolate on tap at the moment is Belgian Dark Couverture Chocolate switched from Milk for the winter season. When you see the tap you just want to be Homer Simpson and drink directly from it!
Being given the freedom to choose five flavours of gelato by myself for my Cinque Sapori. I unleased my inner icecream child and ran wild. I chose the lavender honeycomb, which had a stronger lavendar flavour. Pandan and toasted peanuts which I enjoyed a lot, the crunchy nuts and sweetness of the pandan were really lovely. Next I tried rosewater, pistachio and white chocolate which had a very rosy taste and was quite enjoyable. My fourth scoop was pistachio, which tasted very natural and yummy. Last but not least I chose salted caramel which turned out to be the best choice of all! Salty, sweet and delicious, I tried saving it up to the end and savoured every mouthful!
The icecream is stored in pozzetti which are ornate metal canisters that keep gelato in its best state possible. All the gelato was very natural and creamy tasting, showing that they use exceptional ingredients. You can see how studying at Gelato University in Bologna, Italy can pay off in scoops!
The sorbets on offer were all dairy free and gluten free and many of the other flavours were also gluten free. We tried the brioche bun, which we had packed with pistachio icecream and chocolate from the tap. The brioche bun was then taken and toasted and served hot. Interestingly, the ice-cream stayed frozen. Such a novel idea.
I really want to return and try the maple bacon flavour with camp fired toasted marshmallows, or their even newer cinnamon gelato with toasted brioche and Nutella swirl. I hear they have just released a truffle with honeycomb flavour, just in time to coincide with the Manjimup Truffle Kerfuffle festival down south.
180 William Street